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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

(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.

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]
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