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.
- Cordylobia anthropophaga
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