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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93-97

The gift of honeymoon: An interesting case of furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia Hominis in Taiwan and review of the literature


1 Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2 Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital; Department of Cosmetic Applications and Management, Yuh Ying Junior College of Healthcare and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Han-Chi Tseng
Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. 123, Ta-Pei Road, Niaosong District, 83301 Kaohsiung
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ds.ds_27_18

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Travel-related cutaneous diseases are very common, and among them, myiasis ranks in the fourth place. Hereby, we present a case of a 28-year-old Taiwanese woman infested by Dermatobia hominis during honeymoon trip to Amazonas region and Peru. The diagnosis was confirmed by extracting the larva intraoperatively. The epidemiology, distinctive life cycle, clinical features, auxiliary diagnostic tools, therapeutic methods, and prophylactic measures of human botfly infestation will be discussed in the article. Owing to the progressive increment of international travels and ecological explorations, raising awareness of tropical diseases should be more emphasized.


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