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International Journal of Tropical Medicine
Year: 2019 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-4
DOI: 10.3923/ijtmed.2019.1.4  
Cutaneous Myiasis Caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga: Case Report of an UN Peacekeepers in Central Africa
Syed Abdul Hasan Md Abdullah , Munshi Shariful Islam and Nazrul Islam
 
Abstract: Cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga, the tambu fly, involves the infestation of human tissue with fly larvae and is common in tropical Africa. We report a case of a 39 year old Bangladeshi United Nations peacekeeper with cutaneous myiasis who deployed temporarily in Central Africa. The epidemiology, clinical presentation and various methods of larval extraction, treatment and prevention on public health aspect are discussed.
 
How to cite this article:
Syed Abdul Hasan Md Abdullah, Munshi Shariful Islam and Nazrul Islam, 2019. Cutaneous Myiasis Caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga: Case Report of an UN Peacekeepers in Central Africa. International Journal of Tropical Medicine, 14: 1-4.
DOI: 10.3923/ijtmed.2019.1.4
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ijtmed.2019.1.4