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myiasis

[′mī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Infestation of vertebrates by the larvae, or maggots, of flies.
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This led to the involvement of scientists from Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and a decision to document the incidence of myiasis in the Eastern Cape, especially the Transkei region, and to identify the fly species responsible.
Repeated passages of different larval stages in this case confirmed our diagnosis of true urinary myiasis.
The approach in wound myiasis would be surgical debridement and the principles of surgical management.
He revealed that by 21st December, in Hodeidah alone there had been cases of myiasis detected among 92 cows, 627 sheep, 94 goats, 14 camels and 110 donkeys and hens.
Differential Features of Tunga penetrans and Other Organisms * T Sarcoptes penetrans Ticks Myiasis scabei Helminths Exoskeleton, + + + + + cuticle or tegument Hypodermal + + - - Some species layer Tracheae + + + + - Digestive + + + + + tract Eggs + - - + Some species ([dagger]) Striated + + + + - muscle (Haphazard (Helminths distri- have smooth bution) muscle) * Plus sign indicates feature is present; minus sign, feature is absent.
chitiniclastica has also been isolated in China from Chrysomya megacephala oriental latrine flies, a screwworm species common in tropical and subtropical regions that is a facultative cause of myiasis (4,5).
Human urogenital myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera, Caliphoridae) and Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Markazi Province of Iran.
Pathogenesis associated with Philornis myiasis (Diptera: Muscidae) on nestling Pearly-eyed Thrashers (Aves: Mimidae) in the Luquillo rain forest, Puerto Rico.
Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis (South America) or Cordylobia anthropophaga (Africa) and many other species can cause painful boils.
Other than biting and acting as vectors of disease, flies may affect humans by causing myiasis, infestation of the skin or a body orifice with fly larvae of Diptera species, which include the human botfly (Dermatobia hominis).