Furuncular myiasis is rarely observed outside of endemic areas, which may hamper accurate diagnosis. Herein we report 2 cases of Cordylobia anthropophaga larval removal using a hydraulic expulsion technique.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, Dermatology Clinical Research Unit, University of California, San Francisco Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center, 1701 Divisadero St, Third Floor, PO Box 316, San Francisco, CA 94115-0316 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: March 19, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.9571.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Arron received funding from the Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: The authors wish to thank Douglas J. Wear, MD, who was with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, for assistance with positive identification of the larva.