Three cases of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia rodhaini

  • Stefano Veraldi University of Milan, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Stefano Maria Serini University of Milan, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Luciano Suss University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Keywords: cutaneous myiasis, Cordylobia sp., Cordylobia rodhaini

Abstract

Cordylobia sp. is a fly belonging to the Calliphoridae family. Three species of Cordylobia are known: C. anthropophaga, C. rodhaini and C. ruandae. The C. rodhaini Gedoelst 1909 lives in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in rain forest areas. Usual hosts are rodents and antelopes. Humans are accidentally infested. Myiasis caused by C. rodhaini has been very rarely reported in the literature. We present three cases of C. rodhaini myiasis acquired in Ethiopia and Uganda.

Published
2014-02-13
How to Cite
1.
Veraldi S, Serini SM, Suss L (2014) Three cases of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia rodhaini. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:249-251. doi: 10.3855/jidc.3825
Section
Case Reports