Dermatobia hominis myiasis among travelers returning from South America

Jeremy Tamir, Josef Haik, Arie Orenstein, Eli Schwartz

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Abstract

Dermatobia hominis is the most common cause of myiasis in Central and South America, affecting mammals and humans, causing nonhealing furuncle-like lesions. During the years 1994 to 1999, 14 Israeli travelers returning from South America were diagnosed with D hominis myiasis. The approach consists of correct diagnosis and a proper removal of the larvae, after which the patients heal with no complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2003

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