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Case of the month: Cutaneous myiasis in a returning traveller from the Algarve: first report of tumbu maggots, Cordylobia anthropophaga, acquired in Portugal
  1. S J Curtis1,
  2. C Edwards2,
  3. C Athulathmuda2,
  4. J Paul3
  1. 1Department of Medical Microbiology, District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
  2. 2Department of Care of the Elderly, District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
  3. 3Department of Microbiology and Infection, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 J Paul
 Department of Microbiology and Infection, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5BE, UK; tetrix{at}pavilion.co.uk; John.Paul{at}bsuh.nhs.uk

Abstract

A 61 year old woman returning to the UK from the Algarve and complaining of boil-like lesions was found to have cutaneous myiasis caused by tumbu maggots, Cordylobia anthropophaga. This is apparently the first report of acquisition of this form of myiasis in Portugal.

  • myiasis
  • tumbu
  • Cordylobia anthropophaga
  • Portugal

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests: none declared

  • Consent was obtained from the patient for this case report.

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