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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

A rare case in Turkey: Cutaneous myiasis after traveling


1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Soner Karaali
Address for correspondence: Dr. Soner Karaali, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjps.TJPS_30_18

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Cutaneous myiasis is a localized infectious disease which affects humans and vertebrate animals. Most common causes of cutaneous myiasis worldwide are dipterous larvae of “Dermatobia hominis” and “Cordylobia anthropophaga.” Clinical presentations include nodules, ulcers, creeping eruption, and wound infections which may be localized anywhere on skin including trunk, scalp, and extremities. Here, we present a 30-year-old female patient consulted to our clinic who presented with erythematous lesions on her lower extremities after a visit to South America. According to her travel history, laboratory and imaging results, she was diagnosed with cutaneous myiasis. Etiology, clinical presentation, and surgical treatment options of myiasis, which is very rare in Turkey, are discussed.


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