Moreno Dutto

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We present a case of cutaneous myiasis occurring in a hospital environment (nosocomial myiasis) in an patient with serious multiple traumas sustained in a motorcycle accident. The agent responsible for the myiasis was identified as Sarcophaga cruentata (Meigen 1826). The larvae found in the necrotic wound were removed and the necessary environmental(More)
Cutaneous myiasis in humans involving fly species endemic in Italy are uncommon and are not often present in the literature. In the present article we describe the case of cutaneous myiasis in a woman brought to the Emergency Department (ED) of the S. Croce e Carle General Hospital in Cuneo, northwest Italy. The patient was in precarious hygienic condition,(More)
This report describes a case of nosocomial myiasis caused by larvae of Sarcophaga (Bercaea) africa. The parasitosis developed in an ulcer on the heel of a patient with type 2 diabetes. The ulcer was dressed when the deposition occurred. An experiment was performed in order to demonstrate the ability of Sarcophaga larvae to move through bandages and reach(More)
  • Moreno Dutto
  • Bulletin de la Société de pathologie exotique
  • 2008
In the present article the author reports a case of ocular thelaziasis in a man living in Piedmont (northern Italy). The subject first complained of symptoms of hyperlacrimation and conjunctivitis. After a series of treatments with eye drops, the nematode responsible for the symptomatology was identified, first mistaken with conjunctivitis. These parasites(More)
Flies of the genus Sarcophaga are known to cause myiasis in necrotic wounds and in anatomical cavities where fluids have collected. We present here the first case of external cutaneous myiasis by Sarcophaga larvae in the absence of skin ulcerations or necrosis. The host in this case was a geriatric patient with limited motor and neurological capacity who(More)
We present a case of the 42-year-old pig farmer from the province of Cuneo in Northwest Italy who was infected by the soil-transmitted nematode Ascaris sp. In November 2010 the patient found one worm in his stool, subsequently identified as female specimen of Ascaris sp. After a first anthelmintic treatment, another worm was found in his stool, that was(More)
The present study examines the most common home remedies in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy currently used in the treatment of pediatric enterobiasis, commonly known as pinworm infection. The remedies in question, typically based on popular beliefs and as such are nearly useless, were noted through interviews with subjects who had come to the local(More)
We present here our experience with a 34-year-old woman living in the province of Cuneo in northwest Italy. The patient had no prior allergic disease history and in the place of bite by Aedes albopictus, she sustained significant reactions (ecchymosis), along with fever and localized lymphadenopathy. Thirty days later, the bites were still visible,(More)
In this paper the authors analyse the cases of intrusion of snakes into urban environments in southern Piedmont (province of Cuneo) in the years 2010-2012 (up to may). In the study period there were 83 cases of intrusions in urban and domestic areas, mostly due to native harmless species (97.6%), while in 2.4% (n=2) of the cases alien species were(More)