An “Infected Sebaceous Cyst” in a 42-Year-Old Man With Recent Travel to South America

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Abstract

Although myiasis is a common problem worldwide, it is often completely overlooked by physicians within the United States due to the lack of a detailed travel history. Dermatobia hominis infestation is commonly encountered throughout the tropical Americas; failure to diagnose it can lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics, prolonged discomfort and secondary infection. Herein, the authors present a case of D hominis myiasis in a 42-year-old man on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with a history of infected sebaceous cysts.

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