BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2009.2026
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Furuncular myiasis

  1. Michael Weekes,
  2. Nicholas Matheson,
  3. Sian Coggle,
  4. Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas
  1. University of Cambridge Clinical School, Department of Infectious Diseases, Ward N2, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
  1. Michael Weekes, weekes{at}
  • Published 25 August 2009

A 66-year-old male traveller returning from Costa Rica presented with a 4-week history of a gradually enlarging painless boil above the lateral malleolus of his right ankle. He was systemically well, and had no recollection of an insect bite. Examination revealed a 2 cm furuncle (fig 1A) with two central pores. When occluded, a breathing tube extended through the larger pore.

Figure 1

(A) A …

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