Gaceta médica de México
versão impressa ISSN 0016-3813
CONTRERAS-RUIZ, José; ARENAS-GUZMAN, Roberto; VEGA-MEMIJE, Maria Elisa e CASTILLO-DIAZ, Margarita. Furunculoid Myasis Due to Dermatobia hominis: A Case Imported to the Mexican Capital's Federal District from Costa Rica. Gac. Méd. Méx [online]. 2004, vol.140, n.1, pp. 81-83. ISSN 0016-3813.
Furunculoid myiasis is malignant parasitation caused by larvae of the botfly Dermatobia hominis. It is endemic to Southern Mexico and Central and South America. We report here on the case of a patient living in Mexico's Federal District who was infested with Dermatobiahominis, and who had a history of travel to Costa Rica. A review of the literature regarding this uncommon ailment in the Valley of Mexico is also presented.
Palavras-chave : Dermatobia hominis; myiasis.