Miasi foruncolosa da Cordylobia anthropophaga: descrizione di un caso proveniente dalla Tanzania.

Translated title of the contribution: Furuncular myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga: description of a case from Tanzania

S. Novati, L. Sacchi, G. Chichino, M. Scaglia

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Abstract

We report a case of a tourist, coming back from Tanzania, who presented with a foruncle on the left thigh diagnosed as a bacterial infection, which eventually turned out to be a myiasis foruncle. The patient said he had sat on the ground in short trousers. The lesion was covered with petroleum jelly and the larva was observed migrating from the lesion and subsequently extracted with forceps. The morphology of larval spiracles allowed to characterize the species as Cordylobia anthropophaga. Behaviour of the most common myiasis-producing flies, their life cycle and the way of infection are briefly described. Foruncular myiasis is a typical example of a tropical disease that can be misdiagnosed by clinicians in Western Countries where this pathology is uncommon.

Translated title of the contributionFuruncular myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga: description of a case from Tanzania
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)265-267
Number of pages3
JournalParassitologia
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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