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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 57, n° 4
pages 716-718 (octobre 2007)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.05.019
Case Reports

Scanning electron microscopy of Dermatobia hominis reveals cutaneous anchoring features
 

Matthias Möhrenschlager, MD a, , Martin Mempel, MD a, Ingrid Weichenmeier, DVM b, Reinhard Engst, MD a, Johannnes Ring, MD, PhD a, b, Heidrun Behrendt, MD b
a Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany 
b Division of Environmental Dermatology and Allergology GSF/TUM, Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany 

Reprint requests: Matthias Möhrenschlager, MD, Department of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein. Technical University of Munich, Biedersteiner Str 29, D-80802 Munich, Germany.
Abstract

We report the case of a 45-year-old Caucasian woman suffering from cutaneous myiasis. With the use of scanning electron microscopy, we placed special focus on the mechanisms by which Dermatobia hominis can fasten securely within the human skin.

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 Funding sources: None.
 Conflicts of interest: None declared.



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