publication . Article . 2007

Umbilical myiasis in a human newborn

Eduardo Alfredo Duro;
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  • Published: 22 Mar 2007 Journal: Journal of Perinatology, volume 27, pages 250-251 (issn: 0743-8346, eissn: 1476-5543, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
The new-world screw-worm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax, is an obligate ectoparasite of domestic and wild animals, and in some cases may affect humans. Myiasis in the human neonatal period is a rare occurrence and almost exclusively found in neotropic areas. Although umbilical myiasis is well-recognized in animals, infestation of human umbilical cord and abdominal tissue is a rare occurrence. Once the diagnosis has been made, the treatment is usually straightforward and uncomplicated. In this article, a newborn infant from an urban area is reported with umbilical myiasis caused by fly larvae of C. hominivorax. The blowfly causing this infestation belongs to the fa...
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseasesfungi
free text keywords: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
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