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November 1930


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From the Section on Dermatology and Syphilology, the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(5):813-821. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440170039005

I shall report a case of larva migrans due to the larva of a botfly, Gastrophilus. The case is of particular interest because of the demonstration of the larva in serial sections in the skin and because of certain other histopathologic data.

The clinical history and course of the disease, as given to me by Dr. Elbert Ervin Munger, Jr., Spencer, la., is as follows:

History.—  "A. T. G., a farmer, aged 57, first consulted me on Aug. 2, 1928, about a lesion of the skin on the internal surface of the right arm. The lesion was accompanied by moderate itching which at times became more severe. He had first noted this five or six days earlier at which time he was occupied with shocking oats and routine farm duties. While working in the field he had sensed some itching at the site of the lesion, and later at the

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