Dermatobia hominis infestation

E. Nunzi, F. Rongioletti, A. Rebora

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A patient is reported who, after leaving Venezuela, developed some boils on the left upper limb inhabited by Dermatobis hominis larvae. The curious life-cycle of this tropical fly is described with some considerations about the diagnostic problem. A simple unreported way of larvae extraction is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-163
Number of pages2
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Issue number700
Publication statusPublished - 1984



  • Erythromycin
  • Granuloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)

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Nunzi, E., Rongioletti, F., & Rebora, A. (1984). Dermatobia hominis infestation. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 60(700), 162-163.