We here at Seriously, Science? But the plot twists when a biopsy revealed that it was not just a tumor… it was pork tapeworm larvae! The authors point out that this an excellent example of why diagnoses should always be followed up by confirmation by a pathologist.
Introduction to Myiasis. Photo Credit: Dalius Baranauskas. When maggots are mentioned, what do you think of?
A viral image and video purport to document the case of a female anthropologist named Susan McKinley, who failed to seek treatment for a rash and wound up with an infestation of larvae in her breast. The text, which appears to have been fabricated. The photograph, which also appears to have been fabricated.
The message is a hoax that has circulated in various formats since at least I could find no credible information about a skin rash like the one depicted in the circulating image. The supposed rash is very similar in appearance to a lotus seedpod.
Myiasis is the parasitic infestation of the body of a live animal by fly larvae maggots that grow inside the host while feeding on its tissue. Although flies are most commonly attracted to open wounds and urine - or feces -soaked fur, some species including the most common myiatic flies—the botflyblowflyand screwfly can create an infestation even on unbroken skin and have been known to use moist soil and non-myiatic flies such as the common housefly as vector agents for their parasitic larvae. Colloquialisms for myiasis include flystrike and blowfly strikeand the victim or the tissue may be described as fly-blown.
Cutaneous myiasis of the breast due to infestation by the larva of Cordylobia anthropophaga is rare. To the best of our knowledge, only one case has been reported in the English literature. This rarity calls for an awareness of its possibility as a cause of furuncular breast lesions, especially in areas where the C.
Most breast cancers originate in the ductal epithelium and are referred to as invasive ductal carcinoma. In this study we report on the clinical procedures adopted to diagnose myiasis in association with infiltrating metastatic breast carcinoma in a female patient. A lesion in the left breast was cavitated, dimpled, had fetid odor, and had fibrotic and infected air nodules filled with exudate and Dipteran larvae.