Botfly Infestation (Myiasis) Masquerading as Furunculosis

Aron Gewirtzman, Harold Rabinovitz

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With air travel so prevalent, diseases endemic to certain regions may appear anywhere. The botfly (Dermatobia hominis) is not native to North America. We describe a case of a young boy and his father who presented with furunculosis secondary to infestation with the botfly. The infected patients live in South Florida and had been vacationing in Central America. Standard surgical treatment as well as multiple native remedies are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-72
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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