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A Case of Cutaneous Myiasis Caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga Larvae in a Korean Traveler Returning from Central Africa
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-742231
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ABSTRACT
The cutaneous myiasis has been rarely reported in the Republic of Korea. We intended to describe here a case of furuncular cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga larvae in a Korean traveler returned from Central Africa. A patient, 55-year-old man, had traveled to Equatorial Guinea, in Central Africa for a month and just returned to Korea. Physical examinations showed 2 tender erythematous nodules with small central ulceration on the left buttock and thigh. During skin biopsy, 2 larvae came out from the lesion. C. anthropophaga was identified by paired mouth hooks (toothed, spade-like, oral hooklets) and 2 posterior spiracles, which lack a distinct chitinous rim. Although rarely described in Korea until now, cutaneous myiasis may be encountered more frequently with increasing international travel and exchange workers to tropical areas.
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Physical Examination / Skin / Thigh / Ulcer / Biopsy / Humans / Buttocks / Chitin / Equatorial Guinea / Africa, Central Country/Region as subject: Africa / Asia Language: English Journal: The Korean Journal of Parasitology Year: 2018 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Physical Examination / Skin / Thigh / Ulcer / Biopsy / Humans / Buttocks / Chitin / Equatorial Guinea / Africa, Central Country/Region as subject: Africa / Asia Language: English Journal: The Korean Journal of Parasitology Year: 2018 Type: Article