Larvae of Hypoderma bovis accidentally parisitize man. These larvae can penetrate into the brain by a path which remains unknown, causing an intracerebral haematoma and clinical signs. Computerized tomography shows the haematoma, and carotid angiography shows the absence of a vascular malformation, but these examinations do not allow etiological diagnosis. This is suggested by seroimunological examinations and by the discovery of the larva during the operation. We report findings in a 61/4 year old boy.
key WordsChild Myiasis Brain Intracerebral haematoma
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