Journal Article

First Record of Human Myiasis Caused by Association of the Species <i>Chrysomya megacephala</i> (Diptera: Calliphoridae), <i>Sarcophaga</i> (<i>Liopygia</i>) <i>ruficornis</i> (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), and <i>Musca domestica</i> (Diptera: Muscidae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

Published on behalf of Entomological Society of America

Volume 47, issue 3, pages 487-490
Published in print May 2010 | ISSN: 0022-2585
Published online December 2014 | e-ISSN: 1938-2928 | DOI:
First Record of Human Myiasis Caused by Association of the Species Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Sarcophaga (Liopygia) ruficornis (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), and Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae)

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We report a rare case of myiasis caused simultaneously by three dipterous species. A 54 yr-old indigent patient was admitted to Andaraí Hospital with painful eruptions on the scalp. The parieto-occipital sulcus showed two lesions caused by scratching associated with deep, odoriferous and exudative pediculosis. Larvae removed with the help of forceps and vaseline produced 153 adults, identified in the laboratory as 114 specimens of Chrysomya megacephala (F., 1794), 38 of Sarcophaga (Liopygia) ruficornis (F., 1794), and one of Musca domestica (L., 1758).

Keywords: dipteran larvae; pediculosis; parasitic disease

Journal Article.  1858 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology ; Entomology

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