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Cutaneous myiasis (Cordylobia Anthropophaga): An interesting case report of a patient returning back from Central Africa

1 Department of Community Medicine, AFMS, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Dermatology, AFMS, New Delhi, India

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Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_675_21

Myiasis is a disease caused by the larvae of Diptera flies infesting living tissue. The most common type of myiasis is cutaneous involvement. Imported infections are becoming more common as a result of international travel to tropical regions. After a 3 month stay in Congo, a 29-year-old developed furuncular myiasis on returning to India.

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