Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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ABRAHAM, Leonardo Spagnol et al. Dermoscopy features for the diagnosis of furuncular myiasis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.1, pp.160-162. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000100027.
We describe a 56-year-old Brazilian woman presenting three nodular lesions on the scalp. Dermoscopy of all lesions showed a creamy-white body with central bird's feet-like structures surrounded by a thorn crown, corresponding to the posterior segment of the Dermatobia hominis larvae. These novel dermoscopic features allowed us to easily diagnose furuncular myiasis.
Keywords : Dermoscopy; Diagnosis; Myiasis; Parasitic diseases.