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Emerg Med J. 2006 Mar;23(3):236-7.

Case of the month: Cutaneous myiasis in a returning traveller from the Algarve: first report of tumbu maggots, Cordylobia anthropophaga, acquired in Portugal.

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  • 1Department of Medical Microbiology, District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK.

Abstract

A 61 year old woman returning to the UK from the Algarve and complaining of boil-like lesions was found to have cutaneous myiasis caused by tumbu maggots, Cordylobia anthropophaga. This is apparently the first report of acquisition of this form of myiasis in Portugal.

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