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European Journal of Dermatology

Furuncular myiasis due to Wohlfahrtia magnifica in an Italian patient Volume 27, issue 4, July-August 2017


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IRCCS-AOU San Martino-IST,
section of Dermatology,
University of Genoa,

A 31-year-old female was admitted to our Department of Dermatology for a cutaneous fistula on erythematous skin of her abdomen. The patient was referred due to the onset of an itchy erythematous papule two days before, and was treated with topical antibiotic and corticosteroid cream (only 2-3 applications). Subsequently, a larva wriggled out from the papule leaving a cavitary lesion (figure 1A). The past medical history was not relevant. She reported that she had travelled to India for vacation six [...]