A case of cutaneous myiasis caused by larvae of Dermatobia hominis in a 39-year-old man is described. The infestation appeared during a trip to Peru and was characterized by an erythematous nodule localized on the right cheek. The nodule presented with a tiny central ulcer, from which a serous- hemorrhagic liquid was discharged. The incision of the lesion under local anesthesia allowed the discharge of two non-vital larvae at the 3(rd) stage.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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