Cutaneous Myiasis in Rural Haiti Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.31486/toj.19.0073 PMID: 33071671 Web of Science: 000575811500020

Cited authors

  • Theppote, Amanda; Laborde, Yvens; Knoepp, Leise; Thomas, Shontell; Nnedu, Obinna N.


  • Background: Myiasis is a disease caused by the infestation of human tissue by the larval stage of various flies. It has been identified in sub-Saharan Africa and in tropical parts of the Americas. Cases have also been identified among travelers returning to the United States. Infestations may involve any part of the body, including the scalp, and open wounds may become infected with these larvae. The primary cause of wound myiasis in the western hemisphere is Cochliomyia hominivorax.; Case Report: We present a case of wound myiasis in an adult Haitian male with a persistent wound for 2 years. To our knowledge, only 1 other report of wound myiasis in Haiti caused by C hominivorax has been published.; Conclusion: Wound myiasis can occur in many tropical regions of the world, including Haiti. Because of the prevalence of global travel, clinicians should be familiar with the condition's diagnosis and management.

Publication date

  • 2020

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 331

End page

  • 333


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