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Dermatobia

 [der″mah-to´be-ah]
a genus of botflies. The larvae of D. ho´minis are parasitic in the skin of humans, mammals, and birds.
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Dermatobia

(der'mă-tō'bē-ă),
A genus of flies (family Oestridae) found in tropical areas of the Americas.
[dermato- + G. bios, way of living]
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Human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) larva in a child's scalp mimicking osteomyelitis.
In our country, three different cases caused by three different species including scrotal myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis in a 21-year old patient (12), urogenital myiasis due to Eristalis tenax in a 58-year old woman (13) and urogenital myiasis due to Lucilia sericata in another patient (8) were reported.
Morphology of the antenna of Dermatobia hominis (Diptera: Cuterebridae) based on scanning electron microscopy.
(6) Dermatobia (human botfly) like D.hominis causes cutaneous myiasis in man and particularly infests cattle.
Common cause of ocular myiasis is deposition of the sheep nasal bot fly (Oestrus ovis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae)) or human bot fly (Dermatobia hominis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae)) larvae in the cornea of the human eye.
Worldwide the most common flies that cause human infestation are Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) and Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly).
The parasitic biontophage larvae of the healthy tissue cause the furunculoid myiasis, and the flies from the species Dermatobia hominis, Cochliomyia hominivorax and Oestrus ovis are the major responsible for this situation [2].