Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 114--117

Persistent pediatric gastro-intestinal myiasis: A case report of fly larval infestation with musca domestica with review of literature


Venkataramana Kandi, Sandeep Kumar Lal, Akhila, Shruthi, K Sandhya, Harender Simar, Mispah Pranuthi, Moses Vinay Kumar, Kalaskar Anand, Sanjeev D Rao 
 Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagunur, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Venkataramana Kandi
Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagunur, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh
India

The occurrence of dipterous fly larvae in human is termed as human myiasis. Human myiasis can be classified based on clinical condition it causes like cutaneous myiasis, ocular myiasis, urogenital myiasis and intestinal myiasis. Based on the need for a particular host, myiasis can be divided as specific myiasis, semi-specific myiasis. Accidental myiasis results when the fly larvae are deposited/ingested by human resulting in infestation, which is also called as pseudomyiasis. Fly larvae may be present on the dead and decaying organic matter and domestic animals like dog and cats which are naturally infested with fly larvae and can be source for infection in children. Very few cases have been retrieved from literature on the occurrence of intestinal myiasis in children throughout the world. We report a case of two siblings in the same family infested with dipterous fly larvae.


How to cite this article:
Kandi V, Lal SK, Akhila, Shruthi, Sandhya K, Simar H, Pranuthi M, Kumar MV, Anand K, Rao SD. Persistent pediatric gastro-intestinal myiasis: A case report of fly larval infestation with musca domestica with review of literature.J Global Infect Dis 2013;5:114-117


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Kandi V, Lal SK, Akhila, Shruthi, Sandhya K, Simar H, Pranuthi M, Kumar MV, Anand K, Rao SD. Persistent pediatric gastro-intestinal myiasis: A case report of fly larval infestation with musca domestica with review of literature. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Dec 3 ];5:114-117
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