Hypoderma tarandi, a bumblebee-like fly that is common in subarctic regions, attaches eggs onto the hair of reindeer (also called caribou; Rangifer tarandus). Larvae hatch, penetrate the skin, and mature, leaving the host through holes in the skin in the spring. Among 12 human cases of myiasis caused by H. tarandi reported since 1980, a total of 8 patients had ophthalmomyiasis.1-3 We describe myiasis in 5 children who had visited reindeer herding areas in Norway or Sweden for 5 to 17 days during the months of July and August between 2008 and 2010.

Dermal swellings and ocular injury after exposure to reindeer

OTRANTO, Domenico;
2012

Abstract

Hypoderma tarandi, a bumblebee-like fly that is common in subarctic regions, attaches eggs onto the hair of reindeer (also called caribou; Rangifer tarandus). Larvae hatch, penetrate the skin, and mature, leaving the host through holes in the skin in the spring. Among 12 human cases of myiasis caused by H. tarandi reported since 1980, a total of 8 patients had ophthalmomyiasis.1-3 We describe myiasis in 5 children who had visited reindeer herding areas in Norway or Sweden for 5 to 17 days during the months of July and August between 2008 and 2010.
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