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Myiasis with Dermatobia hominis in a Sicilian traveller returning from Peru.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17448949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of a bot fly infestation of the scalp. A 45-year-old man after returning to Sicily noted a small white "worm" erupting from the upper lesion. Physical examination revealed a superficial furuncular lesion with central pores with sero-sanguineous discharge. The foreign body identified was diagnosed as the larva of the human bot fly, Dermatobia hominis.
M R Bongiorno; G Pistone; M Aricò
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Travel medicine and infectious disease     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1477-8939     ISO Abbreviation:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-23     Completed Date:  2007-07-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230758     Medline TA:  Travel Med Infect Dis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Via del Vespro 131, 90127 Palermo, Italy. ISTDERM@UNIPA.IT
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Myiasis / diagnosis*,  parasitology,  pathology
Scalp / pathology

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