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Travel Med Infect Dis. 2007 May;5(3):199-201. Epub 2006 Nov 7.

Case report: cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis, the human botfly.

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  • 1University of Alabama at Birmingham, P-100 Volker Hall, 1530 3rd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0019, USA. kwgarvin@uasom.uab.edu

Abstract

Cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis, the human botfly, involves the infestation of human tissue with fly larvae, and is common in Central and South America. We report a case of a 57-year-old man with cutaneous myiasis imported into the US from Belize. The epidemiology, biological life cycle, clinical presentation, and various methods of larval extraction, including incision and drainage, are discussed.

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