Patricia Ting

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Cutaneous Myiasis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Myiasis (from the Greek for fly, ‘myia’) is the infestation of human or animal tissue by the larvae (maggots) of Diptera two-winged flies. Common Diptera families involved in myiasis include Calliphoridae, Oestridae, and Sarcophagidae. Larvae (otherwise known as bots or…

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