CUTANEOUS MYIASIS CAUSED BY CORDYLOBIA ANTHROPOPHAGA. CASE REPORT

  • M.D. BORDINIUC “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Roxana-Gabriela COBZARU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Carmen-Valerica RIPA “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

Cutaneous myiasis due to infestation by the larva of Cordylobia anthropophaga (C. anthropophaga) is rarely seen in Europe. It is important to correctly identify such cases to prevent a delay in treatment in geographical regions where C. anthropophaga (tumbu fly) is endemic or in the case of patients who have travelled to these areas, because the clinical findings can be attributed to other furuncular lesions (such as furunculosis, cutaneous abscesses, tuberculosis, or mycosis). We report the case of a patient with furuncular myiasis due to the larvae of C. anthropophaga earlier misdiagnosed as furunculosis in a patient returning from tropical Africa (Senegal), part of the habitat of C. anthropophaga. The patient was treated in Luxembourg, Europe, country that does not belong to tumbu fly endemic areas. Our case was successfully resolved by minimally invasive surgery followed by antiseptic treatment. Antiparasitic medication was not required.

Author Biographies

M.D. BORDINIUC, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Surgery (I)

Roxana-Gabriela COBZARU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity

Carmen-Valerica RIPA, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity

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Published
2018-06-30