Furuncular myiasis caused by the human bot-fly Dermatobia hominis in a domestic cat from Brazil

Guilherme G. Verocai, Julio I. Fernandes, Thais R. Correia, Clarissa P. de Souza, Raquel M.P.S. Melo, Fabio B. Scott

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Abstract

This paper reports a case of furuncular myiasis caused by the human bot-fly Dermatobia hominis in a domestic cat from Brazil. A crossbred shorthaired female cat of approximately 3 years old, presented with three boil-like cutaneous lesions at the left cranioventral region of the neck. These were diagnosed as furuncular myiasis. The animal was sedated, and after shaving the fur, bot-fly larvae were removed from the lesion by digital compression. Afterwards, the wounds were treated with 10% iodine solution and also with wound-healing cream containing sulfanilamide, urea and beeswax. Maggots were identified as third-stage larvae of D hominis. Clinical case reports of human bot-fly myiasis in cats are relevant due to its scarce occurrence in feline veterinary practice in some countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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