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J R Army Med Corps. 2017 Oct;163(5):339-341. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2016-000737. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Novel porcine model of cutaneous myiasis: a training tool for healthcare workers.

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1
Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
2
Army Medical Directorate, Camberley, UK.
3
Venning Barracks, DPHC Wales-West Midlands HQ, Telford, Shropshire, UK.
4
Department of Military Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK.

Abstract

Cutaneous myiasis is a well-described problem in travellers to endemic regions including military personnel. Realistic training is important to ensure that healthcare workers have the confidence and expertise to recognise cutaneous myiasis and safely remove larvae if required. A model is described here that is simple, reproducible and realistic, and will allow for training of military healthcare workers in safe surgical removal of larvae when required.

KEYWORDS:

INFECTIOUS DISEASES; MEDICAL EDUCATION & TRAINING; PARASITOLOGY

PMID:
28193747
DOI:
10.1136/jramc-2016-000737
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