A case of furuncular myiasis in an Italian patient: a “travel souvenir”

Authors

  • Martina Silvestri Department of Dermatology, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute - IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  • Lorenzo Zammarchi Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence School of Medicine, Florence, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0892-8404
  • Marco Pombi Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory, Academic Hospital "Policlinico Umberto I", Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4382-9922
  • Aldo Morrone Department of Dermatology, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute - IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  • Mauro Caterino Department of Diagnostic Imaging, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Rome, Italy
  • Norma Cameli Department of Dermatology, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute - IRCCS, Rome, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.17006

Keywords:

Furuncular myiasis, Dermatobia hominis, Tropical neglected diseases

Abstract

Furuncular myiasis is a parasitosis of the skin that is commonly reported in the tropical areas and is caused by various agents including Dermatobia hominis. Knowledge of myiasis is limited in Italy, resulting in difficulties in its diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of imported furuncular myiasis in a 48 year old Italian patient who returned from Peru. A third stage larva of D. hominis was identified and the diagnosis of myiasis was confirmed.

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Published

2022-11-29

How to Cite

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Silvestri M, Zammarchi L, Pombi M, Morrone A, Caterino M, Cameli N (2022) A case of furuncular myiasis in an Italian patient: a “travel souvenir”. J Infect Dev Ctries 16:1778–1780. doi: 10.3855/jidc.17006

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