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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.117, No.6, p.321-327, 2016

Title: The first imported human infestation with Furuncular myiasis in man in the Slovakia and current knowledge of myiasis
Author: A. Totkova, J. Jakubovsky, A. Totka, D. Bohmer, I. Stankovic, K. Holeckova, J. Malova, A. Cibulkova

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Furuncular myiasis is caused by the genus of botfly Dermatobia hominis. It belongs to the family Cuterebridae and is indigenous to Central and South America.
OBJECTIVE: to present a case report of the first case of this disease in Slovakia.
CURRENT STATE OF PROBLEM SOLUTION: The term myiasis refers to infestation of the host (animal, man) by botfly larvae. Its larvae burrow under the skin. They feed on the host’s living tissues and fluids.
MateriAl and methods: Patient’s history analysis, parasitological examination.
RESULTS: A 58-year-old woman after returning from Central America found in the skin above her m. gluteus mayor 2 indurations, which contained three botfly larvae. DisCUSSION: Infestation with botfly larvae Dermatobia hominis is for man annoying and from a health point of view dangerous.
CONCLUSION: With proper diagnosis, it is possible to remove the larvae safely from furuncles. The authors point to the first case of imported infestation with Furuncular myiasis caused by botfly Dermatobia hominis in man introduced to Slovakia. They note that increasing tourism spread to the countries with the endemic occurrence of Furuncular myiasis will cause its higher prevalence also in Central European countries (Fig. 5, Ref. 45).

Keywords: Central and South America, Furuncular myiasis, larva, botfly, Dermatobia hominis, tourism
Published online: 13-Jun-2016
Year: 2016, Volume: 117, Issue: 6 Page From: 321, Page To: 327

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