Migratory myiasis in a European traveller due to Hypoderma larvae

Michelle Verheijden*, Luc Laumen, Marlies Mulder, Michel Boshoven, Jeroen Roelfsema, Marjolijn Pronk, Leo G Visser, Marjolijn Wegdam-Blans

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The presence of arthralgias, migratory subcutaneous swelling(s) and hypereosinophilia in travelers should alert clinicians to the possibility of human infections by rare parasites, such as Hypoderma sp. This case highlights the difficulties in diagnosing a Hypoderma sp. infestation in a Dutch traveler, who was successfully treated with ivermectin.

Original languageEnglish
Article number taac023
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Issue number5
Early online date23 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2022



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