A case of furuncular cutaneous Myiasis in a German patient who has traveled to Benin

Bum Joon Ko, Hong Ki Cho, In Yong Lee, Taisoon Yong, Kyu Uang Whang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)


Myiasis is the infestation of any part of the body by Diptera larvae. It is the fourth most common travel-associated skin disease and cutaneous myiasis is the most frequently encountered clinical form. Furuncular lesions may result when the skin is affected. Cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga has been endemic in the sub-Saharan African region for more than 135 years. There have been some reported cases from non-endemic regions, and yet C. anthropophaga infestations are rarely acquired outside of Africa. We report here a rare case of furuncular cutaneous myaisis by C. anthropophaga in a German patient who came to Korea after a three-week trip to Benin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-352
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

Cite this