This patient's honeymoon was unforgettable for the wrong reason

Her tropical souvenir was a real fly in the ointment

After a romantic honeymoon in Belize, a newlywed went home to the US with more than just lifelong memories.

Human botfly larva
Credit: Shenouda M, et al. Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Report/CC by 4.0.

The 36-year-old woman thought she had discovered an infected insect bite on the left side of her groin shortly after returning from her trip.

Her doctor prescribed antibiotics, but the ‘bug bite’ remained.

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