Furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis in a returning traveler

Ramanath Bhandari, David P. Janos, Photini Sinnis

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Furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis is endemic throughout Central and South America. We report a case of furuncular myiasis in a traveler returned from Costa Rica. The case is unique because the primary care physician obtained magnetic resonance images. The images, however, do not show any characteristic features that assist in diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-599
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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