Doctor's remove maggot found in Florida woman's groin
Talk about a real Halloween nightmare story.
A 36-year-old Florida woman went to multiple doctors complaining about a hard, itchy bump on her groin.
The woman said it happened after her honeymoon in Belize.
Doctors at Tampa's Memorial Hospital thought the lesion could be cyst or lymph node problem.
A living creature had burrowed itself under the woman's skin.
Doctor removed a human botfly larva from her skin.
The botfly is rare in the U.S. but is common in the tropics.
After the insect was removed, the woman's lesion healed within a week.
One of the doctors involved wrote a report on the incident in the October issue of Journal of Investigative Medicine.