A 46 year old male patient presented to my practice concerned about a corn underneath the lateral-planatar aspect of his right hallux. On debriding, the tissue felt spongy and was very unlike normal hyperkeratosis. A tiny sac eventually "popped" out, leaving a clean small ulcer. When I popped this sac, tiny rod-shaped cream-coloured eggs were expelled. No systemic symptoms were expereinced. Patient is well.
He had been in Mozambique approximately 3-4 months ago and was walking barefoot in the sand and on the sea rocks.
Any ideas of what type of parasitic infection this may have been transmitted by a certain fly/insect?
This is the first case that I have seen like this...I am flawed.