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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-53

Cicatricial alopecia as a sequel to furuncular myiasis of the scalp in an immunocompetent child


Department of Dermatology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Aditya Kumar Bubna
Department of Dermatology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.149435

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Furuncular myiasis (FM) is a type of cutaneous myiasis, a human infestation by maggots of Diptera flies. Our patient presented with scalp lesions closely mimicking pyoderma of the scalp, only to reveal crawling larvae of Lucilia sericata. Though the patient was promptly managed, cicatricial alopecia as a tell-tale sign of FM remained.


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