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myiasis

 [mi-i´ah-sis]
invasion of the body by the larvae of flies, characterized as cutaneous (subdermal tissue), gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, ocular, or urinary, depending on the region invaded.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis),
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]

myiasis

/my·i·a·sis/ (mi-i´ah-sis) invasion of the body by the larvae of flies, characterized as cutaneous (subdermal tissue), gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, ocular, or urinary, depending on the region invaded.

myiasis

(mī′ə-sĭs, mī-ī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. myiases (mī′ə-sēz′)
1. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
2. A disease resulting from infestation of tissue by fly larvae.

myiasis

[mī′yəsis]
Etymology: Gk, myia, fly, osis, condition
infection or infestation of the body by the larvae of flies, usually through a wound or an ulcer, but rarely through intact skin.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis)
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]

myiasis

Infestation of the skin, wounds or body apertures by fly larvae. Fly-blown and maggotty wounds are common in the tropics and the infestation does little harm. The African tumbu fly deposits eggs through the intact skin and the larva grows into an adult fly that then emerges. Bot fly egg larvae, deposited by mosquitos, penetrate the skin. Some fly larvae gain access to the sinuses around the nose and can cause severe damage.

myiasis

An infection or infestation of tissues or cavities by larvae of flies. In the eye (called ophthalmomyiasis or ocular myiasis) the larvae may affect the ocular surface, the conjunctival sac, the intraocular tissues or occasionally the deeper orbital tissues. Treatment consists of the mechanical removal of the larvae following topical anaesthesia.

my·i·a·sis

(mī-ī'ă-sis)
Any infection due to invasion of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of dipterous insects.
[G. myia, a fly]

myiasis

invasion of the body by the larvae of flies, characterized as cutaneous (subdermal tissue), gastrointestinal, nasopharyngeal, ocular or urinary, depending on the region invaded.

blowfly myiasis
see cutaneous myiasis (below).
cutaneous myiasis
infestation of devitalized skin, skin covered by hair or wool fouled by feces or urine, or skin wounds by maggots of Lucilia spp., Phormia spp., Calliphora spp. Sheep are especially susceptible and large areas of skin may be destroyed and the sheep die as a result. Called also calliphorine myiasis, blowfly myiasis or strike and struck.
gastrointestinal myiasis
nasal myiasis
oestrusovis infestation.
ocular myiasis
oculovascular myiasis
gedoelstiahassleri infection, in which the eye is invaded by larvae per medium of the vascular system.
oestrid myiasis
includes invasion of tissues by larvae of Oestrus spp. and Hypoderma spp.
screw-worm myiasis
see screw-worm myiasis.
warble myiasis
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First case reports of Ignatzschineria (Schineria) indica associated with myiasis.
scalaris, and P casei should be carefully monitored by local sanitary agencies because of the importance of these flies as causal agents of myiasis and as vectors of viruses, bacteria, helminthes, and protozoans that are pathogenic to humans and animals (Guimaraes & Papavero 1999).
Different fly species cause myiasis in different regions of the world.
Urinary myiasis may occur whilst human urinate in unsanitary toilets or at night in warm weather whilst peoples (usually females) sleeping without covering.
Myiasis is a term that describes the infestation of body tissues or organs by dipterous fly species.
August 9 to 14 Tin Shed Theatre Company - The Lonely Mortician's Guide to Myiasis This new company is made up of Justin Cliffe, Antonio Rimola and Georgina Harris - three performance artists who graduated from Newport University in 2008.
There is also human botfly myiasis, which occurs when larvae grow below human skin and emerge six to 10 weeks later.
Natural and acquired resistance in rodent hosts to myiasis by Cuterebra fontinella (Diptera: Cuterebridae).
Common cause of ocular myiasis is deposition of the sheep nasal bot fly (Oestrus ovis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae)) or human bot fly (Dermatobia hominis Linnaeus (Diptera: Oestridae)) larvae in the cornea of the human eye.
Parasitic infections can be solely confined to the skin, as seen with human scabies, cutaneous larva migrans, the chigger flea, cutaneous myiasis and cutaneous leishmaniasis.
SANA'A, Dec 23 -- As the spread of myiasis, a condition where animal or human tissue is infested with fly larvae or maggots, in the Mahwit governorate rapidly accelerates, field teams from the General Department for Animal Resources (GDAR) have ceased working towards combating this potentially fatal disease.