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J Contemp Dent Pract. 2016 Nov 1;17(11):958-961.

A Rare Case of Labial Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis.

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1
Department of Pathology, Federal University of Santa Catarina Santa Catarina, Brazil, Phone: +554837219492, e-mail: meurer.m.i@ufsc.br.
2
Department of Pathology, Federal University of Santa Catarina Santa Catarina, Brazil.
3
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, University Hospital, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina Brazil.
4
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Abstract

The aim of this article is to present a rare case of myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. Myiasis is a disease caused by invasion of tissues of animals and humans by larval stages of dipterous (2-winged) flies. There are few reports of oral myiasis in the literature, mostly related to Cochliomyia hominivorax larvae. We present a case of a 53-year-old man with painful swelling of the left lower lip that was confirmed to be myiasis caused by D. hominis. Though more common in tropical and subtropical regions of North and South America, myiasis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of subcutaneous masses among residents or travelers in endemic areas.

KEYWORDS:

Case report; Dermatobia hominis; Myiasis; Oral manifestation Parasitic skin disease.

PMID:
27965509
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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