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J Med Entomol. 2005 Mar;42(2):187-92.

Cordylobia anthropophaga (Diptera: Calliphoridae) outside Africa: a case of furuncular myiasis in a child returning from Congo.

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  • 1ILaboratoire Environnement et Santé, Faculté Libre des Sciences et Faculté Libre de Médecine, 56 Rue Du Port, 59046 Lille cedex, France.

Abstract

International travel to tropical countries accounts for an increasing incidence of imported diseases. An unusual case of furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard) is reported in northern France in a 9-mo-old infant, after a 4-mo stay in Congo. A review has been made of the major cases of imported furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia, as well as identification of second larval instars and management of the myiasis.

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