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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Aug 1;35(3):336-8. Epub 2002 Jul 11.

Furuncular myiasis: a simple and rapid method for extraction of intact Dermatobia hominis larvae.

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Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

We report a case of furuncular myiasis complicated by Staphylococcus aureus infection and beta-hemolytic streptococcal cellulitis. The Dermatobia hominis larva that caused this lesion could not be extracted using standard methods, including suffocation and application of lateral pressure, and surgery was contraindicated because of cellulitis. The botfly maggot was completely and rapidly extracted with an inexpensive, disposable, commercial venom extractor.

PMID:
12115102
DOI:
10.1086/341493
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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