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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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GARCIA-YANEZ, Alan Rafael  and  ARBOLEDA-CARVAJAL, Mishel Stefania. Myiasis caused by Dermatobia Hominis: case report. AMC [online]. 2021, vol.25, n.1, e6864.  Epub Feb 01, 2021. ISSN 1025-0255.



myiasis is any condition caused by larval stages of different types of diptera, which attack tissues and organs of vertebrate animals. The diptera Dermatobia hominis is located geographically in the territories corresponding to South America, Central America and Mexico. In the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa, the reports given do not show data of local origin, rather it is known through the anamnesis the trip by the affected individuals to the mentioned areas. Objective: to report the case of a patient diagnosed with myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis, describing the clinical, therapeutic and evolution of the case.

Case report:

male patient, foreigner, coming from the city of London, who reveals pain located in the lower back and lower left limb with local volume increase. Physical examination revealed presence of furunculoid lesion. Emollient solution in lesions is prescribed and the larvae of Diptera are surgically removed.


myiasis is an entity that must be known by the doctor who works in areas where the presence of diptera is high. The knowledge of risk areas is fundamental in the treatment of patients traveling to endemic areas.

Keywords : MYIASIS/surgery; MYIASIS/diagnosis; MYIASIS/epidemiology; MYIASIS/therapy; Case Reports.

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