A viral image and video purport to document the case of a female anthropologist named Susan McKinley, who failed to seek treatment for a rash and wound up with an infestation of larvae in her breast. The text, which appears to have been fabricated. The photograph, which also appears to have been fabricated.
We here at Seriously, Science? But the plot twists when a biopsy revealed that it was not just a tumor… it was pork tapeworm larvae! The authors point out that this an excellent example of why diagnoses should always be followed up by confirmation by a pathologist.
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.
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. Other recent versions have asked you to share the post and require you to take an online survey to view the video.
Radiological findings of breast involvement in benign and malignant systemic diseases. Although the primary purpose of periodic mammograms in screening programs is to identify lesions suspected of being carcinomas, the findings are often related to systemic benign or malignant diseases, rather than breast cancer. Although the involvement of breast structures in systemic diseases is unusual, it can be included in the differential diagnosis of masses, skin changes, calcifications, asymmetry, and axillary lymphadenopathy.
Myiasis associated with an invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast: case study. Most breast cancers originate in the ductal epithelium and are referred to as invasive ductal carcinoma. In this study we report on the clinical procedures adopted to diagnose myiasis in association with infiltrating metastatic breast carcinoma in a female patient.
The manifestations of zoonotic hookworm infection are the result of inflammatory reaction to the migrating larvae in the skin or, less commonly, migration in deeper tissues such as lungs, intestinal tract, or possibly the eye. In definitive host infections, larvae can enter the tissues but in humans the larvae of most species of animal hookworm cannot penetrate beyond the dermis. The larvae of A.
Myiasis is the parasitic infestation of the body of a live animal by fly larvae maggots that grow inside the host while feeding on its tissue. Although flies are most commonly attracted to open wounds and urine - or feces -soaked fur, some species including the most common myiatic flies—the botflyblowflyand screwfly can create an infestation even on unbroken skin and have been known to use moist soil and non-myiatic flies such as the common housefly as vector agents for their parasitic larvae. Colloquialisms for myiasis include flystrike and blowfly strikeand the victim or the tissue may be described as fly-blown. Because some animals particularly domestic animals cannot react as effectively as humans to the causes and effects of myiasis, such infestations present a severe and continuing problem for livestock industries worldwide, causing severe economic losses where they are not mitigated by human action.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. 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. Some examples are below —.