‘Myiasis’ is a term used to describe an infestation of humans or animals with dipterous larvae . Due to increased international travel in recent times, health professionals in the UK may encounter these infections more commonly than before. We present a case of a 6 month infant who had been bitten by Dermatobia hominis Bot fly in Brazil and travelled back to the UK. The original diagnosis was of an infected insect bite, which ultimately delayed appropriate management. A detailed travel history is therefore paramount and these types of infections should be considered in differential diagnoses. Management should also involve the infectious diseases team.
An Unusual Cause of Facial swelling – Bot Fly Larva in an Infant – A Case Report