Korean J Parasitol.  2017 Jun;55(3):327-331. 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.3.327.

A Case of Furuncular Myiasis Due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in a Korean Traveler Returning from Uganda

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea. dichung@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea.
  • 3Department of Parasitology and Genetics, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan 49267, Korea. hcha@kosin.ac.kr

Abstract

A fly larva was recovered from a boil-like lesion on the left leg of a 33-year-old male on 21 November 2016. He has worked in an endemic area of myiasis, Uganda, for 8 months and returned to Korea on 11 November 2016. The larva was identified as Cordylobia anthropophaga by morphological features, including the body shape, size, anterior end, posterior spiracles, and pattern of spines on the body. Subsequent 28S rRNA gene sequencing showed 99.9% similarity (916/917 bp) with the partial 28S rRNA gene of C. anthropophaga. This is the first imported case of furuncular myiasis caused by C. anthropophaga in a Korean overseas traveler.

Keyword

Cordylobia anthropophaga; myiasis; furuncular myiasis; molecular identification; 28S rRNA gene; Korean traveler
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