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Furuncular Myiasis Caused by Dermatobia hominis in a Traveler Returning from the Amazon Jungle
1 Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Adana, Türkiye  
2 Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Adana, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017; 41: 173-176
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2017.4927
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Key Words: Myiasis, Dermatobia hominis, Botfly
Abstract

A 39-year-old man who was returning from the Amazon Jungle and had no medical history presented with a furuncular lesion on his right parietal scalp. Despite receiving appropriate antimicrobial treatment, his lesion did not heal. After surgical intervention, a Dermatobia hominis larva was extracted. The human botfly D. hominis is the most common causative agent of furuncular myiasis among travelers returning from Central and South America.  Surgery is the main treatment option, and secondary bacterial infection should be  kept in mind.

 

Cite this article as: Kuşçu F, Özsoy KM, Ulu A, Kurtaran B, Kömür S, Seza İnal A, Taşova Y, Aksu HSZ. Furuncular Myiasis Caused by Dermatobia hominis in a Traveler Returning from the Amazon Jungle. Türkiye Parazitol Derg 2017; 41: 173-6.

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