Journal Article

Furuncular Myiasis: A Simple and Rapid Method for Extraction of Intact <i>Dermatobia hominis</i>

Andrea K. Boggild, Jay S. Keystone and Kevin C. Kain

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 3, pages 336-338
Published in print August 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/341493
Furuncular Myiasis: A Simple and Rapid Method for Extraction of Intact Dermatobia hominis

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We report a case of furuncular myiasis complicated by Staphylococcus aureus infection and β-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.

Journal Article.  1720 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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