Facial furuncle on 3-year-old boy camping in Ontario

Slinger, Robert; Scholten, Theodore
April 2003
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/29/2003, Vol. 168 Issue 9, p1159
Academic Journal
Discusses the diagnosis and treatment of furuncular myiasis in a 3-year-old boy after a he returned from a camping trip in Ontario. Description of a white larva that was discharged from a mosquito bite on the boy's left cheek; Identification of the larva as an immature botfly of the Cuterebridae family; Explanation of myiasis, which refers to tissue infestation by flies of the order Diptera; Cutaneous forms of myiasis; Furuncular myiasis in North America; Types of patients who become infected with furuncular myiasis.


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