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myiasis

[′mī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
Infestation of vertebrates by the larvae, or maggots, of flies.
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Cutaneous myiasis. In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, editors.
From May 2009, surgeons working in the Mthatha Hospital Complex (MHC), Mthatha, Eastern Cape Province, SA, noted several patients presenting with cutaneous myiasis. 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.
The incidence of oral myiasis is less in literature as compared to cutaneous myiasis. Reason for this may be that oral cavity is not easily accessible to fly for ovi- position to occur.
Cutaneous myiasis caused by Tumbu fly larvae, Cordyloba anthropophaga in south western Saudi Arabia.
Changing paradigms in parasitic infections; common dermatological helminthic infections and cutaneous myiasis. Clin Dermatol 2003, 21, 407-16.
Ultrasonographic images of the lesion showed an area of spontaneous movement just below the skin, suggestive of cutaneous myiasis (online Video, wwwnc.cdc.gov/EID/ article/17/12/11-1062-V1.htm).
To the Editor: We report 6 cases of cutaneous myiasis in persons with no history of travel to high-risk areas, seen in general family practices in Irene and Eldoraigne, Pretoria, within the first 2 weeks of February 2006.
Blowfly Strike (Cutaneous Myiasis) is a serious condition affecting mainly sheep in many parts of the world.
To the Editor: We report a case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana larvae in a 62-year-old woman who had a complex vascular cutaneous anomaly in her lower right extremity for 8 years.

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