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A Long Wavy Superficial Burrow on the Foot
Mei-Chin Ho , Ming-Tuo Chuan , Shu-Ling Hu
Dermatol Sinica 22 : 195-196, 2004

Case report: A 2-year-old boy presented with a rapid moving, S-shaped liner red lesion on the lateral side of his left foot for one week 9Fig.1). No specific symptoms were noted. There was no preceding trauma or surgical wound. There was no traveling history recently. The boy lived in Taipei city. On examining his feet, we found an about 3 cm long wavy superficial burrow on the lateral aspect of the left foot. At its lower end, there was a thin dark material 1 cm in length. According to the statement of his mother, the material rapidly moved in past one week. The skin biopsy was performed at the area where the thin dark material was found and the tissue specimen was stain with H&E stain (Fig.2 ). During the biopsy, we found a dark hair fragment which was confirmed by KOH examination. Then we removed the whole hair fragment.

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