Cordylobia anthropophaga

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Cor·dy·lo·bi·a an·thro·poph·'a·ga

tumbu fly of sub-Saharan Africa; causes a boillike furuncular myiasis; many animals besides humans are attacked, especially domestic dogs, although rats are probably the chief reservoir of human infection.


a genus of blowflies of the family Calliphoridae.

Cordylobia anthropophaga
the maggot parasitizes humans, rodents, monkeys and dogs causing cutaneous lumps. Called also tumbu or skin-maggot fly.
Cordylobia rodhaini
the maggot causes skin lesions in antelope, rodents and humans. Called also Lund's fly.
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1, 5] Cases of human myiasis have been documented from many countries in Africa, most of them caused by the blowfly Cordylobia anthropophaga (Table 1).
The second case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbu ly) in Sri Lanka.
The Tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard), in southern Africa.
Cutaneous myiasis caused by larvae of Cordylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard).
African Tumbu fly - Cordylobia anthropophaga, also known as Mango fly, Skin maggot fly and Worms of Cayor, causes furunculosis like condition2.
Cordylobia anthropophaga Mastitis mimicking Breast Cancer: Case Report.
There are 3 clinical manifestations of myiasis: localized furuncular myiasis typically caused by Dermatobia hominis, Cordylobia anthropophaga, Wohlfahrtia vigil, and Cuterebra spp.
Worldwide the most common flies that cause human infestation are Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) and Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly).
Table 6-15 Zoonotic Diseases Caused by Diptera Larvae Type of Myiasis Scientific Name Dermal, cutaneous, or * Cordylobia anthropophaga (Mango fly) subdermal myiasis * Cordylobia rodhaini (New World screwworm) * Cochliomyia hominivorax (New World screwworm) * Chrysomya bezziana (Old World screwworm) * Dermatobia hominis (human botfly) Wound myiasis * Lucilia sericata and Lucilia cuprina * Sarcophaga spp.
Among the diverse types of human myiasis that can occur in tropical regions, those in skin tissue are the most frequent, especially those generated by flies of the family Calliphoridae, of which the predominant species are Cordylobia anthropophaga (tumbu fly); C.
Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis (South America) or Cordylobia anthropophaga (Africa) and many other species can cause painful boils.
Furuncular myiasis in Africa is caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (also known as the tumbu fly, putsi fly or mango fly).