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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Gorani A. 1, Suss L. 2, Veraldi S. 1
1 Università degli Studi - Milano, Istituto di Scienze Dermatologiche, IRCCS;
2 Istituto di Entomologia Agraria
A case of cutaneous myiasis caused by larvae of Dermatobia hominis in a 39-year-old man is described. The infestation appeared during a trip to Peru and was characterized by an erythematous nodule localized on the right cheek. The nodule presented with a tiny central ulcer, from which a serous-hemorrhagic liquid was discharged. The incision of the lesion under local anesthesia allowed the discharge of two non-vital larvae at the 3rd stage.