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Unusual botfly skin infestation.

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Title: Unusual botfly skin infestation.
Authors: Ono, Jill C
Navin, James J
Glamb, Roman W
Hardman, John M.
Issue Date: Mar 2004
Abstract: Myiasis, the infestation of humans and animals with fly larvae, is observed in tropical, lowland areas. Dermatobia hominis is a common cause of cutaneous human infestation in these areas. Patients often present with a furuncular lesion on the extremities, back, or scalp. We report a case of furuncular myiasis in a patient returning from a trip to South America. We will discuss the life-cycle of D. hominis and the clinical findings important in the diagnosis of myiasis.
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2004

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