Korean J Dermatol.  2013 May;51(5):348-352.

A Case of Furuncular Cutaneous Myiasis in a German Patient Who Has Traveled to Benin

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. snolomas@schmc.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Enrironmental Medical Biology & Arthropods of Medical Importance Bank, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Myiasis is the infestation of any part of the body by Diptera larvae. It is the fourth most common travel-associated skin disease and cutaneous myiasis is the most frequently encountered clinical form. Furuncular lesions may result when the skin is affected. Cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga has been endemic in the sub-Saharan African region for more than 135 years. There have been some reported cases from non-endemic regions, and yet C. anthropophaga infestations are rarely acquired outside of Africa. We report here a rare case of furuncular cutaneous myaisis by C. anthropophaga in a German patient who came to Korea after a three-week trip to Benin.

Keyword

Cordylobia anthropophaga; Cutaneous furuncular myiasis

MeSH Terms

Africa
Benin
Diptera
Humans
Korea
Larva
Myiasis
Porphyrins
Skin
Skin Diseases
Porphyrins
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