TITLE

Cicatricial alopecia as a sequel to furuncular myiasis of the scalp in an immunocompetent child

AUTHOR(S)
Kumar Bubna, Aditya; Rangarajan, Sudha; Anandan, Sankarasubramanian; Veeraraghavan, Mahalakshmi
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology;Jan-Mar2015, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Furuncular myiasis (FM) is a type of cutaneous myiasis, a human infestation by maggots of Diptera flies. Our patient presented with scalp lesions closely mimicking pyoderma of the scalp, only to reveal crawling larvae of Lucilia sericata. Though the patient was promptly managed, cicatricial alopecia as a tell-tale sign of FM remained.
ACCESSION #
100698192

 

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