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December 2015

Extended Perineal Dermatobia hominis Myiasis in a Traveler Returning From South America

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pôle Infectieux, Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Nord, Marseille, France
  • 2Unité de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales Emergentes, Aix Marseille Université, Marseille, France

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JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(12):1389-1390. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.2608

As an increasing number of travelers visit tropical regions, western physicians will find themselves treating more patients with travel-associated infection.1 Among them, skin diseases account for nearly 10% of medical situations, and myiasis represents 7% to 11% of imported dermatosis.1

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