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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


Neonatal Umbilical Myiasis: Case Report


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Author Details : Suresh Goyal, Anuj Dhyani, Komal Agarwal

Volume : 1, Issue : 1, Year : 2015

Article Page : 40-41


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Abstract

Myiasis is the infestation of live human and vertebrate animals  with  larvae  (maggots)  of  flies  from  the  order  Diptera,  which feed on the host’s dead or living tissue, liquid body-substance or ingested food1. A higher incidence of myiasis is found in rural tropical and subtropical areas. Animals are most commonly infested, but occasionally humans, especially those who are ill and incapacitated, can suffer from myiasis. This is a rare disease in neonates. Only a few reports have been published in the literature about this condition. Umbilical myiasis is extremely rare. Only few cases of umbilical myisais have been reported.

How to cite : Goyal S, Dhyani A, Agarwal K, Neonatal Umbilical Myiasis: Case Report. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2015;1(1):40-41

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