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A case of throat Cochliomyia hominovorax infestation

Author(s): Jacyr Pasternak | Sung Ho Joo | Arnaldo José Ganc | Marcelino de Souza Durão Junior | Rafaela Decza Morsh | Thais Helena Pinto

Journal: Einstein
ISSN 1679-4508

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 170;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Screwworm infection | Myiasis/therapy | Oropharynx/pathology | Case reports

The epidemiological characteristics of myiases are not well defined.It has been described in persons having close contact with animalsthat usually atract flies, or in individuals of low socioeconomic level,in a poor health condition. In Brazil myasis have also been describedwith similar epidemiological characteristics. The authors describe acase of myiasis in a previously healthy patient of good socioeconomicstanding and to discuss its treatment.
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