John Libbey Eurotext

Médecine et Santé Tropicales


Many pustules that itch… Volume 28, issue 4, Octobre-Novembre-Décembre 2018


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1 Hôpital de Talangaï, Service de dermatologie et maladies infectieuses, BP 13423 Brazzaville, Congo
2 CHU-B, Brazzaville, Congo
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  • Key words: parasitosis, myiasis, Cayor worm, pustules
  • DOI : 10.1684/mst.2018.0826
  • Page(s) : 375-7
  • Published in: 2018

Furuncular myiasis is a cutaneous parasitosis that occurs in tropical regions. It is manifested by lesions with the appearance of pustules, because of the presence of the fly larva in the skin. This misleading appearance can delay diagnosis. The extraction of these Cayor worms can be facilitated by the use of a comedo-extractor.