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Furuncular myiasis of the foot caused by the tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga: Report in a Medical Student Returning from a Medical Mission trip to Tanzania.

Palmieri, J. R., North, D. and Santo, A. (2013) Furuncular myiasis of the foot caused by the tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga: Report in a Medical Student Returning from a Medical Mission trip to Tanzania. International medical case reports journal, 6. pp. 25-8. ISSN 1179-142X

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Abstract

Cutaneous myiasis in humans is a temporary parasitic infestation of the skin by fly larvae or maggots of a variety of Dipteran families. In the United States, autochthonous cases of myiasis are infrequently seen. Most cases of cutaneous myiasis are acquired when traveling to tropical areas of Africa, Central America or South America. This case report involves a 26-year-old male medical student who visited Tanzania on a medical mission trip. Three weeks following his return to the United States he developed a furuncular lesion on the side of the fifth digit on his right foot, which contained the larva of the tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Cordylobia anthropophaga, Furuncular myiasis, Phenylacetaldehyde, Phenylacetic acid, Tanzania, Tumbu fly
Subjects: Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 10:07
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2013 10:07
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/2216

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