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Myiasis due to Cardylobia anthropophaga, the 'Tumbu fly' in a Sri Lankan infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1934155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of myiasis due to Cardylobia anthropophaga (Blanchard) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), the 'Tumbu fly', is reported for the first time in Sri Lanka, in a 10 month old infant. The infection was acquired in Zimbabwe. The child had appeared 'unwell' for nearly a week before the detection of the skin lesions. The main clinical features were irritability, restlessness and the appearance of three small lumps on the scalp behind the right ear. Identification of the fly larva and the management of myiasis are discussed.
J S Edirisinghe; C Rajapakse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Ceylon medical journal     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0009-0875     ISO Abbreviation:  Ceylon Med J     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-26     Completed Date:  1991-12-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264702     Medline TA:  Ceylon Med J     Country:  SRI LANKA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, University of Peradeniya.
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MeSH Terms
Larva / isolation & purification
Myiasis / parasitology*,  therapy
Scalp Dermatoses / parasitology*,  therapy
Sri Lanka

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