nasal myiasis

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na·sal my·i·a·sis

fly larva invasion of the nasal passages, due most commonly in the U.S. to primary screw-worms, the larvae of Cochliomyia hominivorax, which develop in the nasal or aural cavity.


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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