Cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis

Stefano Veraldi, Alberto Gorani, Luciano Süss, Gianluca Tadini

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We report a case of myiasis caused by larvae of Dermatobia hominis in a 12-year-old boy. The infestation was acquired in Uruguay and was characterized by a single, large, inflammatory, nodular lesion located on the scalp. The lesion was accompanied by local pruritus and pain as well as diffuse headache and regional lymphadenopathy. From the lesion a single larva in stage III, of noteworthy size, was removed. Very few pediatric cases of myiasis due to D. hominis have been reported in the literature. Furthermore, as far as we know, just one adult case of myiasis caused by D. hominis acquired in Uruguay has been published.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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