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July 1974

Dermal Myiasis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630070073020

In this age of increased air travel, physicians must remain adept in the diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases. Furuncular myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis, a common parasitic disease of Central and South America, rarely has been reported in the United States. We describe a case of botfly myiasis of the scalp in which fully developed larvae of D hominis were found.