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Myiasis Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Adam B Blechman, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
 
Updated: May 13, 2016
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Other considerations include the following:

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Adam B Blechman, MD Resident Physician, Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia Health System

Adam B Blechman, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Society of Virginia

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Barbara B Wilson, MD Edward P Cawley Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Barbara B Wilson, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Society of Virginia, Sigma Xi, American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Chief Editor

Joe Alcock, MD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Joe Alcock, MD, MS is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Robert L Norris, MD Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

Robert L Norris, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Emergency Physicians, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, International Society of Toxinology, American Medical Association, California Medical Association, Wilderness Medical Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Eleni Grammatikopoulou, MD Visiting Physician, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

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Mature larva of the Dermatobia hominis fly; rows of hooks apparent on its tapered body. Image courtesy of Kenneth E Greer.
Boil-like lesion on toe of a patient with botfly myiasis; the central punctum is apparent. Image courtesy of Kenneth E Greer.
Boil-like lesions on a patient with botfly myiasis; the central punctum is apparent. Image courtesy of Kenneth E Greer.
 
 
 
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