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First Report of Intestinal Myiasis Due To Eristalis Tenax in Iran

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Author(s): MR Youssefi | SAA Sefidgar | M Abouhosseini Tabari

Journal: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
ISSN 1735-7020

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 77;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Eristalis Tenax | Intestinal Myiasis | Rat Tail Maggot

ABSTRACT
Eristalis tenax, belonging to order Diptera, family Syrphidae seldomly causes in­tes­tinal myiasis. Intestinal myiasis caused by E. tenax larvae is a rare manifesta­tion found in both humans and other vertebrate animals. We report a 22-year-old woman presented with this myiasis. The larva in her stool sample was identified as E. tenax related to its typical morphology and authentic clues. Lack of specific control meas­ures in the domestic water supply system was the most probable cause of this infesta­tion.

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