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1/225. Botfly infestation (myiasis) masquerading as furunculosis.

    With air travel so prevalent, diseases endemic to certain regions may appear anywhere. The botfly (Dermatobia hominis) is not native to north america. We describe a case of a young boy and his father who presented with furunculosis secondary to infestation with the botfly. The infected patients live in South florida and had been vacationing in central america. Standard surgical treatment as well as multiple native remedies are described. ( info)

2/225. An aural myiasis case in a 54-year-old male farmer in korea.

    A 54-year-old male farmer residing in Chunchon, korea, complaining of blood tinged discharge and tinnitus in the left ear for two days, was examined in August 16, 1996. Otoscopic examination revealed live maggots from the ear canal. The patient did not complain of any symptoms after removal of maggots. Five maggots recovered were identified as the third stage larvae of Lucilia sericata (diptera: Calliphoridae). This is the first record of aural myiasis in korea. ( info)

3/225. Cordylobia anthropophaga mastitis mimicking breast cancer: case report.

    A case of furuncular myiasis of the breast due to infestation by the larva of Cordylobia anthropophaga in a young lady is presented. Some of the physical presentations of Cordylobia anthropophaga mastitis are similar to those of carcinoma of the breast. High index of suspicion in endemic areas, including patients who had visited such areas, the characteristic intense itching of the affected breast, the use of the magnifying hand lens and subsequent extraction of the offending maggots are the invaluable aids to diagnosis and treatment. The ulcer left on the breast after extraction of the maggot should be biopsied and the associated ill defined mass and skin changes must be seen to resolve completely before carcinoma of the breast can be safely ruled out. The various methods of extraction and the preventive measures are highlighted. Though furuncular myiasis has been reported to involve every part of domestic animals, this is the first reported case in literature involving the human breast. ( info)

4/225. Vulvar myiasis due to Wohlfahrtia magnifica.

    myiasis is a condition resulting from the invasion of tissues or organs of man or animals by the larvae of dipterous flies. The distribution of myiasis is worldwide, with more cases being reported from tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate areas. The various forms of myiasis may be classified from an entomological or a clinical point of view. This report describes a rare case of vulvar myiasis due to Wohlfahrtia magnifica in an otherwise healthy 20-year-old Iranian female. To our knowledge, this is the first report of cutaneous myiasis of the vulva due to W. magnifica from iran and the middle east region. ( info)

5/225. myiasis secondary to Sermatobia hominis (human botfly) presenting as a long-standing breast mass.

    A case of a 54-year-old woman who presented with a breast mass is reported. Histologically, a chronic granulomatous inflammatory response was observed. The response was associated with an organism diagnosed as a fly larva, Dermatobia hominis (human botfly). The incidence of myiasis, infestation by fly larvae, presenting as a long-standing breast mass and mimicking a neoplasm is extremely rare, especially in the united states. ( info)

6/225. Recovery of a second instar Gasterophilus larva in a human infant: a case report.

    We report a case in an infant of horse bot fly myiasis that was unusual because the maggot had developed to the second instar (of three potential instars). This represents the first report of such late development in a human. The case occurred in a rural area of the Pacific northwest (washington) in late summer. ( info)

7/225. Three incidents of human myiasis by rodent Cuterebra (diptera: Cuterebridae) larvae in a localized region of western pennsylvania.

    Three aberrant incidents of human myiasis by Cuterebra larvae (diptera: Cuterebridae) are described. All 3 cases were documented in the fall, on a nearly annual basis, and at the same western pennsylvania hospital. Mature larvae were removed from cutaneous warbles of the neck and torso of a small female child and adult male, respectively. An early 2nd instar was removed from a warble located in the upper anterior quadrant of the left breast of an adult female. ( info)

8/225. Ophthalmomyiasis caused by Sarcophaga crassipalpis (diptera: sarcophagidae) in a hospital patient.

    Nine sarcophagid larvae were found on the right eyelid, cornea, and bulbar conjunctiva of a debilitated patient in a hospital in Osaka, japan. inflammation of the right eyelid and conjunctival congestion, probably initiated or aggravated by the larvae, were found. The larvae were removed and reared for accurate identification, and, on the basis of the characteristics of the 3rd instar and adult flies, the species was identified as Sarcophaga crassipalpis Macquart. This is a report of ophthalmomyiasis caused by this facultative parasite in a human. patients with diminished consciousness in hospitals need protection from flies. ( info)

9/225. Ophthalmomyiasis and nasal myiasis in new zealand: a case series.

    We report three cases of ophthalmomyiasis in new zealand, due to the larvae of Oestrus ovis. All three patients reported eye injury caused by a fly. The larvae were removed from the conjunctival sac without difficulty under local anaesthesia. Presenting ocular symptoms of foreign body sensation, irritation, redness and photophobia all resolved swiftly. Topical antibiotic and steroid eye drops were administered. All three patients also developed nasal symptoms such as sneezing, nasal discharge and epistaxis. otolaryngology follow-up demonstrated nasal myiasis in two patients which was treated with nasal decongestants. In addition, all three patients were treated with ivermectin (Mectizan). ( info)

10/225. Neonatal myiasis: a case report and a role of the internet.

    Maggot infestation (myiasis) can occur in the newborn baby. However, neonatal myiasis is rare, and there is no published literature on this subject. Rapid useful information on such an esoteric clinical case can be obtained by searching the internet. Effective medical management includes complete removal of the maggots and offering reassurance to the distraught parents. ( info)
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