Myiasis in children: fly larval infestation


In general, obligate myiasis of humans is tropical in origin, whereas facultative myiasis can occur anywhere in the world. These parasites can be identified by microscopic examination or developing these larvae to adult flies for entomological classification. Her routine hematological examinations reveal moderate anemia, high total leucocytes count, and neutrophilia. She is not diabetic and her renal function is normal according to age. The histopathological evaluation of the biopsy of the vaginal growth proves poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma along with acute inflammation.

Though vagina is freely dilatable and is less often injured, lacerations are more likely to occur near vulval border during stressful parturition, which attract the flies to feed on it and lay eggs which in turn lead to maggot wounds . Even the scavenger birds like crows may also cause vulval injury and if unnoticed and neglected the wound may become tuition suny oswego maggoted with the feeding and subsequent laying of eggs by the musca species. Lorexane ointment applied to repel flies is obligatory to overcome such hazards. Strict asepsis contribute major share in success of any wound healing. Sometimes, manual pressure is enough for cutaneous myiasis, which is usually performed before visiting the doctor.

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Historically, due to their flesh-eating ability, maggots have played a role in wound management. Before antibiotics, larval therapy was widespread in Europe with batches of 200–600 maggots being applied to wounds that were then covered for 3–5 days. Protophormia species was one of the species that was used at this time. After 1940, few clinicians chose to use maggots, in favour of antibiotics .

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In girls they can move into the vagina, causing itching and a vaginal discharge. The eggs then travel to the person’s gastrointestinal tract, and after a few weeks, they will hatch before migrating towards the colon. It’s during this process, where the hatchlings become adults, and then mate. While the male pinworms die shortly after mating, the females will travel towards the colon, and start laying their eggs near the rectum, before emerging from the anus for oxygen. These female worms will stay near the orifice, depositing all of their eggs, before dying. The doctors then said that worms that may live inside vaginas, are pinworms.

Wall, “Myiasis of humans and domestic animals,” Advances in Parasitology, vol. F. Hope, “On insect and their larvae occacionally found in human body,” Transactions of the Entomological Society, vol. Myiasis can be prevented by using DEET (chemical name, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) containing pesticides and mosquito nets.