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A case of furuncular myiasis associated with systemic inflammation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17613268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous myiasis is a common travel-associated dermatosis caused by fly larvae. We report an unusual case of furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis that was associated with signs of systemic inflammation. In this case study, morphological and novel molecular approaches were used to identify and characterize the larvae responsible for human infestation.
Stefania Varani; Davide Tassinari; Daniela Elleri; Sara Forti; Filippo Bernardi; Mario Lima; Stefano Tursini; Vittorio Sambri; Domenico Otranto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-06-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology international     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1383-5769     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Int.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708549     Medline TA:  Parasitol Int     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  330-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Microbiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diptera* / classification,  genetics,  growth & development
Furunculosis / diagnosis*,  parasitology
Inflammation* / diagnosis,  parasitology
Insect Bites and Stings / complications*
Larva / classification
Myiasis / diagnosis*,  parasitology
Scalp / parasitology,  pathology
Skin Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis,  parasitology
Wrist / parasitology,  pathology

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