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.
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