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.
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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. After anthropologist Susan McKinley came back home from an expedition in South America, she noticed a very strange rash on her left breast.
The image below has been spreading online sinceand over the years has come attached to a number of different messages, descriptions and captions, though most prolifically it is claimed that the image shows a breast larvae infestation. One of the earliest messages the image came attached to attributed the alleged injury to anthropologist Susan McKinley who, after a trip to South America, suffered a larvae infection that was feeding from the fatty tissue around her breast. Other variants claim this is an injury that can be suffered if females fail to wash their undergarments.
Previously it has been accompanied by stories of travelling anthropologists contracting the infection in South America. Most analyses of the images consider it to be a photoshopped Lotus seed pod combined with a body part. Clicking the link to view the video currently takes you to a defunct looking blog site containing malware which automatically attempts to share the post on your own Facebook feed.
The woman, who has not been identified, experienced aches and pains in her stomach, breasts and eyes, but was unaware what was causing her the discomfort. Initially she thought that the traditional treatment might cure her body pain that she suffered for rheumatism — a condition that causes pain in body joints and connective tissues. However, things got worse as she contracted a serious parasite infection.
After anthropologist Susan McKinley came back home from an expedition in South America, she noticed a very strange rash on her left breast. Nobody knew what it was and she quickly dismissed it believing that the sores would leave in time. Upon her return she decided to see a doctor after she started developing intense pains. The doctor, not knowing the exact severity of the case, gave her antibiotics and special creams.
By now you may have seen an image of a woman's infected breast claiming to have "larvae" or "abnormal creatures" growing in and around the nipple in your Facebook News Feed. Whatever you do, don't click it. It's a hoax.