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A case of intestinal myiasis - fact or fiction


Bradbury, RS, A case of intestinal myiasis - fact or fiction, Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 11, (1) pp. 19-20. ISSN 1448-4706 (2010) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Intestinal myiasis is the infestation of the human intestine with dipterous (fl y) larvae. In the case reported herein, a preserved faecal sample from a nineyear- old African refugee living in Tasmania, Australia, was submitted for routine parasitological screening. The specimen was found to contain fl y larvae, identifi ed as belonging to the the common bluebottle fl y, Calliphora vicina, a common species in Tasmania. It is unknown if this case was a facultative myiasis or a pseudomyiasis. This case demonstrates the diffi culties inherent in the differentiation of true intestinal myiasis and pseudomyiasis.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Medical microbiology
Research Field:Medical parasitology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bradbury, RS (Dr Richard Bradbury)
ID Code:64557
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2010-08-12
Last Modified:2013-03-06

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