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Dermatobia hominis (botfly) infestation of the lower extremity: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18156065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a report of myiasis, which is the infestation of the body by the larva of flies. In this particular case the patient traveled to Belize and was infested in her foot and leg by Dermatobia hominis or the human botfly. Treatment was initiated once she returned to the United States. She ultimately underwent surgical excision of the larva, which was noted to be alive and moving upon removal. This is a rare larval infestation in humans, but is frequently seen in domestic and livestock animals in Central and South America. With increased international travel, the foot and ankle surgeon should be aware of this parasitic infection in recent travelers to Central and South American countries. ACFAS Level of Clinical Evidence: 4.
James M Cottom; Christopher F Hyer; Thomas H Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1067-2516     ISO Abbreviation:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-24     Completed Date:  2008-06-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308427     Medline TA:  J Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, 6200 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43231, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diptera / growth & development*
Larva / growth & development
Lower Extremity / parasitology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Myiasis / parasitology,  surgery*

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