Furuncular myiasis

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Furuncular myiasis

Furuncular myiasis is a skin lesion that is caused by a fly larva growing under the skin. The lesion will often look like a boil or a pimple. The two types of fly larvae known to cause furuncular myiasis are the Cayor worm and human botfly larvae. These flies live in sub-Saharan and tropical Africa and in Latin America. When the adult flies bite a human, they deposit eggs on the skin or nearby clothing. When the eggs come into contact with human skin, they hatch and burrow into the skin. The larvae develop and later emerge from the skin. Signs of infections usually begin 10 to 15 after the eggs have hatched.

A furuncle, or pimple, begins as a small, red bump that grows on the surface of the skin. Sometimes, there is a hole or ulcer in the middle of the bump. Symptoms include itching, a feeling of movement around the affected area, and sometimes sharp pain at the site of the furuncle. Often, botfly bites that lead to furuncular myiasis occur in the scalp.

Diagnosis of furuncular myiasis can be made using a physical examination. Treatment may include medication and cutting off the oxygen supply of the larva by applying a cover over the furuncle. Without oxygen, the larvae may come closer to the skin surface where they can be more easily removed. If left untreated, the larvae will eventually mature and exit the skin. If you have been diagnosed with furuncular myiasis, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options.

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The terms "Furuncular myiasis" returned 19 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

First case of Furuncular Myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in a Latin American resident returning from Central African Republic.
 

Author(s): Jóse A Suárez, Argentina Ying, Luis A Orillac, Israel Cedeño, Néstor Sosa

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;22(1):70-73.

 

Myiasis is a temporary infection of the skin or other organs with fly larvae. The larvae develop into boil-like lesions. Creeping sensations and pain are usually described by patients. Following the maturation of the larvae, spontaneous exiting and healing is experienced. Herein we ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Furuncular Myiasis Caused by Dermatobia hominis in a Traveler Returning from the Amazon Jungle.
 

Author(s): Ferit Kuşcu, Kerem Mazhar Özsoy, Aslıhan Ulu, Behice Kurtaran, Süheyla Kömür, Ayşe Seza İnal, Yeşim Taşova, Hasan Salih Zeki Aksu

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2017 Sep;41(3):173-176.

 

A 39-year-old man who was returning from the Amazon Jungle and had no medical history presented with a furuncular lesion on his right parietal scalp. Despite receiving appropriate antimicrobial treatment, his lesion did not heal. After surgical intervention, a Dermatobia hominis larva ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Crusted Nodules on the Lower Left Arm in a Traveller Returning from South America: A Quiz. Furuncular myiasis.
 

Author(s): Ugur Uslu, Michael Erdmann, Stefan Schliep, Michael Sticherling

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2018 01;98(1):159-160.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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