Características dermatoscópicas para diagnosticar miíase furunculóide

Translated title of the contribution: Dermoscopy features for the diagnosis of furuncular myiasis

Leonardo Spagnol Abraham, Luna Azulay-Abulafia, Danielle de Paula Aguiar, Fernanda Torres, Giuseppe Argenziano

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We describe a 56-year-old Brazilian woman presenting three nodular lesions on the scalp. Dermoscopy of all lesions showed a creamy-white body with central bird's feet-like structures surrounded by a thorn crown, corresponding to the posterior segment of the Dermatobia hominis larvae. These novel dermoscopic features allowed us to easily diagnose furuncular myiasis.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalAnais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011



  • Dermoscopy
  • Diagnosis
  • Myiasis
  • Parasitic diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Abraham, L. S., Azulay-Abulafia, L., Aguiar, D. D. P., Torres, F., & Argenziano, G. (2011). Características dermatoscópicas para diagnosticar miíase furunculóide. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, 86(1), 160-162.