Wiggling Subcutaneous Lumps

Leng, Theodore; Smith, D. Scott
August 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p591
Academic Journal
Presents the diagnosis of two patients with nodules in the arms and scalp, as furuncular myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis larvae. Invasion of the living tissue by the larvae of several species of flies; Removal of the larvae of D. hominis through the application of lateral pressure, surgical excision, suction with a venom extractor and suffocation with mineral oils.


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