Furuncular myiasis caused by the human bot-fly Dermatobia hominis in a domestic cat from Brazil.
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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.
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Verocai, G. G., Fernandes, J. I., Correia, T. R., de Souza, C. P., Melo, R., & Scott, F. B.
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Verocai, Guilherme G||Fernandes, Julio I||Correia, Thais R||de Souza, Clarissa P||Melo, Raquel MPS||Scott, Fabio B