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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 167-169

Furuncular myiasis in a 6-year-old boy

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology, Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India

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Suresh Jain
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprology, Government Medical College, Kota - 324 005, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_122_16

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Myiasis is caused by the invasion of tissues or organs of humans or animals by dipterous larvae. A 6-year-old boy presented with 1-month history of scalp ulcer that has initially started as a painful, itchy swelling in the vertex region. Cutaneous examination revealed live maggots in the ulcerous wound. Clinicians should be more alert to the possibility of myiasis in patients with furuncloid or boil-like lesions. Herein, we report this case because of its rarity.

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