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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.
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