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First Report of Human Nasal Myiasis Caused by Eristalisin Iran (Diptera: Syrphidae)tenax

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Author(s): M Salimi | H Edalat | A Jourabchi | MA Oshaghi

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

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Eristalis tenax | Nasal Myiasis | Iran

ABSTRACT
"nWe report a case of human nasal myiasis caused by flower fly larva in a 14-year-old rural girl in Central Province of Iran. Entomological studies on larva showed the larva as Eristalis tenax which is a rarely cause of nasal myiasis. This is the first reported case of E. tenax larva causing human nasal myiasis in Iran.

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