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Human cases of furuncular, traumatic, and nasal myiasis in Connecticut

Human cases of furuncular, traumatic, and nasal myiasis in Connecticut

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 30(4): 894-896

Case histories are reported for 4 persons who had furuncular, traumatic and nasal myiasis in Connecticut during 1980. Third-stage Sarcophaga sp. and Musca domestica larvae were removed from sores or wounds, a 2nd-stage Cuterebra sp. larva was dislodged from cutaneous tissue and 3rd-stage larvae of Phaenicia sericata were extracted from nasal membranes. Human exposure to these facultative or obligate dipteran parasites occurred at residences in urban and suburban settings, including a convalescent home and a hospital. Infestations were asymptomatic in 3 cases and, following removal of larvae, each person recovered without further complications.

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