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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 48, n° 4
pages 630-632 (avril 2003)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2003.37
Dermatobia hominis myiasis among travelers returning from South America

Jeremy Tamir, MDa, Josef Haik, MDa, Arie Orenstein, MDa, Eli Schwartz, MD, DTMHb
Tel Aviv, Israel 
From the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department,a and the Center for Geographic Medicine and Department of Medicine C,b Chaim Sheba Medical Center, The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University 


Dermatobia hominis is the most common cause of myiasis in Central and South America, affecting mammals and humans, causing nonhealing furuncle-like lesions. During the years 1994 to 1999, 14 Israeli travelers returning from South America were diagnosed with D hominis myiasis. The approach consists of correct diagnosis and a proper removal of the larvae, after which the patients heal with no complications. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:630-2.)

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