A Case of Cutaneous Myiasis Due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in Infant in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

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Amal M. Almatary
Raafat A. Hassanein


Myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga is rare in the Saudi Arabia, however, scarce morphological information exists regarding this dipteran. A female Saudi infant, one-month-old with tender erythematous nodules with small central ulceration in the arm and abdominal wall. During investigation, 2 larvae came out from the lesion.  Cordylobia anthropophaga was identified by paired spade-like mouth hooks and 2 posterior spiracles, which lack a distinct chitinous rim. Skin lesions were markedly improved and the patient is fully recovered after the remove of larvae and 2-week antibiotic treatment. Although rarely described in Saudi Arabia until now, cutaneous myiasis should be expected in people living in poor hygienic conditions.

Cutaneous myiasis, Cordylobia anthropophaga, infant, Makkah, Saudia Arabia

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Almatary, A. M., & Hassanein, R. A. (2020). A Case of Cutaneous Myiasis Due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in Infant in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Asian Journal of Research in Dermatological Science, 3(1), 25-29. Retrieved from https://journalajrdes.com/index.php/AJRDES/article/view/30098
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