Monday, August 6, 2018

Case of the Week 505

This week features our monthly case from Idzi Potters and the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The patient presented with a non-healing back furuncle shortly after returning from a trip to Bolivia. The following was removed from the furuncle:



8 comments:

Joe Camp said...

It appears to be Dermatobia hominis. If so, it has a very interesting means of transmission.

Old One said...

I agree with Joe D. hominis
Although our teaching specimens came mostly from cattle

Anonymous said...

The overall shape of the body, the mid body rows of spikes, all point to a diagnosis of Dermatobia hominis.
Would be completely great if the mouth parts and posterior details could be available. Anyhow, the impeccable photos should be sufficient for a definite identification.
Florida Fan

Blaine A. Mathison said...

Agree with all so far, classic Dermatobia homins.

Anonymous said...

Dermatobia hominis, and this looks like the 2nd instar? I recall in Case 408 there was an excellent resource linked in a comment describing the 3 different instars of D. hominis larvae, which is http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/flies/human_bot_fly.htm

- LS

Jody Granberg said...

Botfly Larva, aka Dermatobia hominis.

Thanks Dr. Pritt for another fun video!

Santiago Delgado Fernandez said...

Dermatobia hominis! :)

William Sears said...

dermatobium hominis