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Lucilia

(lū-sil'ē-ă),
A genus of scavenging blowflies (family Calliphoridae), commonly called bluebottle or greenbottle flies; its larvae feed on carrion or excrement and occasionally cause wound infestation or myiasis.
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Destruction of bacteria in the digestive tract of the maggot of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
The causal agents linked to nosocomial myiases belong to the genera Sarcophaga, Oestrus, Gasterophilus, Cochliomyia, Lucilia, Chrysomya, and Musca [4, 11, 17, 19].
Lucilia sericata'nin larvalari ile zor iyilesen yaralarin tedavisi.
We report a case of massive Lucilia sericata myiasis in the neck of a 57-year-old man with primary squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx that metastasized to the neck lymph nodes.
In the literature, cases of urogenital myiasis caused by Sarcophaga spp., Megaselia scalaris, Thyrsocnema incisilobata, Lucilia sericata, Eristalis tenax, Dermatobia hominis, Chrysomya bezziana, Fannia canilicularis and Psychoda albipennis (similar to our case) have been reported (3, 6-9).
[1] Flies of the genus Lucilia are the most common causes of myiasis.
However, the first modern approach involving this technology was based on observations made on the battlefield during the First World War by William Baer, an orthopaedic surgeon, who successfully treated patients using larvae from the blowfly Lucilia sericata [13].