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Chrysomya bezziana as a Causative Agent of Human Myiasis in Fars Province, Southern Iran

Author(s): A Faramarzi | AR Rasekhi | M Kalantari | GR Hatam

Journal: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases
ISSN 1735-7179

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 60;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Chrysomya bezziana | Myiasis | Iran

Abstract Myiasis is the invasion of body tissues of humans or animals by the larvae of the Diptera or two-winged flies. The vari­ous forms of myiasis may be classified from clinical or entomological point. This study describes the existence of Chry­somya bezziana (Diptera: Calliphoridae) cases as a causative agent of myiasis in 18 and 87 year-old men in two differ­ent regions in Fars Province. To our knowledge, this is the first observation of mentioned species in this prov­ince.  
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