The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Braz J Infect Dis 2018;22:157 - Vol. 22 Num.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2018.03.004
Letter to the Editor
Furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in a Latin American resident
Beuy Jooba,, , Viroj Wiwanitkitb
a Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
b Dr DY Patil University, Pune, India
Received 24 February 2018, Accepted 08 March 2018
Dear Editor:

We read the publication by Suárez et al. on “First case of Furuncular Myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in a Latin American resident returning from Central African Republic” with great interest.1 Suárez et al. noted that “To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of C. anthropophaga in Latin America.1” The interesting question is whether this is an exact first case of C. anthropophaga in Latin America. In fact, the myiasis is not an uncommon problem and might relate to the travel to endemic area. Focusing on Latin America, it is also reported as a source of imported myiasis to other regions of the world. In the previous report from Israel, it is clearly reported that there were many imported cases of furuncular myiasis due to C. anthropophaga in returning travelers from Latin America. According to that study, the “Madidi National Park in Bolivia” is mentioned as an important destination where the traveler acquires the disease.2 It is unlikely that there has never been any previous case of furuncular myiasis due to C. anthropophaga in that area.2 The disease might be a common nevertheless forgotten problem.

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

References
1
J.A. Suárez,A. Ying,L.A. Orillac,I. Cedeño,N. Sosa
First case of furuncular myiasis due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in a Latin American resident returning from Central African Republic
Braz J Infect Dis, 22 (2018), pp. 70-73 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjid.2017.12.003
2
T. Lachish,E. Marhoom,K.Y. Mumcuoglu,M. Tandlich,E. Schwartz
Myiasis in travelers
J Travel Med, 22 (2015), pp. 232-236 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jtm.12203
Corresponding author. (Beuy Joob beuyjoob@hotmail.com)
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Braz J Infect Dis 2018;22:157 - Vol. 22 Num.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2018.03.004