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Human myiasis in New Zealand: imported and indigenously-acquired cases: the species of concern and clinical aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20930889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports of myiasis in humans in New Zealand are somewhat rare, and little attention has been paid to this issue in the local medical literature. A number of Diptera (fly) families present in New Zealand have been associated with cases of human myiasis: Calliphoridae (7 species), Fanniidae (2 species), Muscidae (3 species), Oestridae (4 species), Phoridae (3 species), Psychodidae (1 species), Sarcophagidae (2 species), Stratiomyidae (1 species) and Syrphidae (1 species). Despite these numbers, there have only been 6 published records and we obtained further 16 unpublished reports of myiasis acquired in New Zealand. Records of imported myiasis in humans are also rare, with only 2 published and 6 unpublished cases obtained. As many medical practitioners are unaware of myiasis or encounter it rarely, we provide a brief discussion of the clinical features and treatment.
Jose G B Derraik; Allen C G Heath; Marius Rademaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-09-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1175-8716     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-08     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  2011-04-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Diptera / parasitology*
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data
Myiasis* / epidemiology,  parasitology,  prevention & control
New Zealand / epidemiology

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