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Tracheopulmonary myiasis caused by a mature third-instar Cuterebra larva: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14662989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myiasis is the infestation of vertebrate tissues with fly larvae (Diptera). Most human cases in North America are subcutaneous forms due to Dermatobia hominis imported from Central and South America. Human cases of myiasis acquired in North America are rare and are primarily subdermal or ophthalmologic forms of infestation caused by early stages of Cuterebra larvae. We report an unusual case of tracheopulmonary myiasis, resulting from the in situ development of a mature cuterebrine larva associated with high eosinophilia. Only two other cases of tracheopulmonary cuterebrid myiasis have been reported in humans, and they are reviewed herein. Cuterebra myiasis (cuterebrosis) remains a rare and aberrant cause of tracheopulmonary disease and is a newly described cause of eosinophilia in humans.
Muriel Cornet; Martine Florent; Aurélie Lefebvre; Christophe Wertheimer; Claudine Perez-Eid; Michael J Bangs; Anne Bouvet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-09     Completed Date:  2004-02-27     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5810-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Microbiologie, Hôtel-Dieu, AP-HP, Université Paris VI, 75181 Paris Cedex 04, France.
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MeSH Terms
Larva / parasitology
Middle Aged
Muscidae / growth & development*,  parasitology*
Myiasis / diagnosis*,  parasitology
Comment In:
J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jul;42(7):3378   [PMID:  15243124 ]

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