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Fly larvae need to be surgically removed. No medications approved by the FDA are available for treatment.
Preventing possible exposure is key advice for patients traveling in tropical areas of Africa and South America. Those with untreated and open wounds are more at risk.
- Guerrant RL, Walker DH, and Weller PE. Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practice, pp. 1371-3, 2006.
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