An "infected sebaceous cyst" in a 42-year-old man with recent travel to South America

Matthew Peters, Morgan Katz

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Abstract

Although myiasis is a common problem worldwide, it is often completely overlooked by physicians within the United States due to the lack of a detailed travel history. Dermatobia hominis infestation is commonly encountered throughout the tropical Americas; failure to diagnose it can lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics, prolonged discomfort and secondary infection. Herein, the authors present a case of D hominis myiasis in a 42-year-old man on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with a history of infected sebaceous cysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-102
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume343
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Boil
  • Dermatobia hominis
  • Furuncle
  • Myiasis
  • South America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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