List of migrating cutaneous conditions

A number of cutaneous conditions can occur on the skin and appear to move or migrate through the skin.

Migrating conditions of or affecting the human integumentary system
Condition Maximum rate of migration
Creeping eruption (Cutaneous larva migrans) 2 cm/day
Larva migrans profundus (Gnathostomiasis) 24 cm/day
Larva currens 10 cm/hour
Erythema gyratum repens 1 cm/day

See alsoEdit


  • Bolognia, Jean L.; et al. (2007). Dermatology. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.
  • James, William D.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.