Furuncular Myiasis Secondary to Dermatobia Hominis

May 2005 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Case Reports | 365 | Copyright © May 2005

Joshua E. Lane MD, Robert M. Rogers MD, Stephen Mullins MD, Jack L. Lesher Jr. MD

Dermatobia homininis is the most common cause of furuncular myiasis in Central and South America. It is diagnosed based on a history of travel to an endemic region and the characteristic cutaneous lesion. We present a 54-year-old patient who presented with both a travel history and cutaneous findings of furuncular myiasis.