Dermatobia hominis


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Related to Dermatobia hominis: botfly, Caesalpinia echinata, myiasis

Der·ma·to·bi·a hom·i·nis

a large, blue, brown-winged species the larvae of which develop in open boillike lesions in the skin of humans, many domestic animals, and some fowl. It is a serious and damaging cattle parasite and frequently attacks small children in Central and South America. Its eggs are laid on the legs or abdomen of another insect, such as the mosquito; the eggs later hatch, when stimulated by warmth or other factors, to release the botfly larvae on the skin of the mosquito's bloodmeal host, and the larvae quickly invade the skin to initiate myiasis.

Dermatobia hominis

A species found in parts of tropical America, whose larvae infest humans and cattle.
See also: Dermatobia
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Dermatobia hominis: small migrants hidden in your skin.
Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis: countries with increased risk for travelers going to neotropic areas.
Foram coletadas 533 larvas de terceiro estagio (L3) de Dermatobia hominis de bovinos espontaneamente infestados em campos proximos ao Municipio de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul.
O Bovino 1 foi infectado com 46 larvas infectantes (L1) de Dermatobia hominis produzidas no laboratorio.
The objective of this report was to present a case of penile myiasis caused by larvae of the fly Dermatobia hominis, which enter in the differential diagnosis of genital ulcer.
The entomological study of the larva removed from the patient presented in this report classified the larva as Dermatobia hominis (Figure 3), which is widely distributed in both South and Central America [3].
Ophthalmomyiasis externa caused by Dermatobia hominis: a successful treatment with oral ivermectin.
Cutaneous myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. Pediatr Dermatol 1998;15:116-8.
Human botfly (Dermatobia hominis) larva in a child's scalp mimicking osteomyelitis.