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Case Report: First Report of Autochthonous Human Cutaneous Myiasis Caused by Hypoderma lineatum in Europe

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  • 1 Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy;
  • 2 Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy;
  • 3 Azienda per la Tutela della Salute ATS Sardegna, Sassari, Italy

We report a case of human cutaneous myiasis by Hypoderma lineatum, contracted by a farmer who never traveled outside Italy. Identification at species level has been performed by both morphological examination and sequencing of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene. This is the first description of human hypodermosis by H. lineatum contracted in Europe.

Author Notes

Address correspondence to Paola Rappelli, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Viale S. Pietro 43/B, Sassari 07100, Italy. E-mail: rappelli@uniss.it

Authors’ addresses: Paola Rappelli, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy, E-mail: rappelli@uniss.it. Antonio Varcasia and Antonio Scala, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy, E-mails: varcasia@uniss.it and scala@uniss.it. Arnoldo Vargiu, Azienda per la Tutela della Salute Sardegna, Sassari, Italy, E-mail: studiovargiu@katamail.com.

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