Lucilia


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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 Lucilia species are thermophilic (Hwang and Turner 2005) and consistently in this study were present in the warmer periods.
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.
The most common etiological agents are larvae from genus: Sarcophaga, Dermatobia, Oestrus, Gasterophilus, Cochliomya, Lucilia, Chrysomya and Musca (8).
En cuanto a Lucilia sericata Meigen, se determino su presencia en Chubut en las cuatro estaciones, al igual que en Salta (Ayon et al., 2004) y Cordoba (Battan Horenstein et al., 2010) siendo mas abundante en la region, en otono.
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].