Vol 75, No 1 (2024)
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Cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis (Diptera: Oestridae) in a Polish traveller to South America — a case report

Beata Biernat1, Paweł Gładysz1, Małgorzata Sulima2, Katarzyna Sikorska2
DOI: 10.5603/imh.99548
Pubmed: 38647061
IMH 2024;75(1):61-63.


Myiasis, an infestation caused by dipteran larvae, commonly known as maggots, is one of the most common
parasitic skin disorders in the tropical regions. Authors report a case of cutaneous myiasis caused by
Dermatobia hominis (Diptera: Oestridae) in a Polish traveller returning from a self-organized trip to South
America. Species biology, prophylaxis, and medical implications of this tropical parasitosis are discussed.

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