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Dermatobia hominis in the accident and emergency department: "I've got you under my skin".
  1. A MacNamara,
  2. S Durham
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust.


    An unusual form of larval infestation from South America is presented which, in view of increasing tourism to South america's tropical areas, may present to any accident and emergency department. Infestation with Dermatobia hominis is reviewed in terms of clinical recognition and life cycle. Techniques of removal are described.

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