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 (mī′ə-sĭs, mī-ī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. my·ia·ses (mī′ə-sēz′)
1. Infestation of tissue by fly larvae.
2. A disease resulting from infestation of tissue by fly larvae.

[Greek muia, mūa, fly + -iasis.]


n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Pathology) infestation of the body by the larvae of flies
2. (Pathology) any disease resulting from such infestation
[C19: New Latin, from Greek muia a fly]


(ˈmaɪ ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
any disease that results from the infestation of tissues or cavities of the body by larvae of flies.
[1830–40; < Greek myî(a) fly + -asis]


any disease resulting from infestation of the body tissues or cavities by flies.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myiasis - infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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All 3 species have been isolated from larvae Wohlfahrtia magnifica flies (9), which are found in Europe, Asia, and North Africa and cause myiasis in several animal species but rarely in humans.
5 cm and had ulcerated, with partial necrosis and myiasis, necessitating surgical excision (Fig 1).
Nasal myiasis is a rare condition, with only a few reported cases and no treatment consensus.
Additionally, considering that several Calliphoridae, Muscidae, and Sarcophagidae species cause myiasis and can transmit pathogens to man and other vertebrates (Guimaraes & Papavero 1999), the need for field surveys to fully establish the distribution of these species becomes clear.
1-2] Clinically, human myiasis may be classified according to the location of the body invaded by maggots (ocular, nasal, oral, intestinal, etc.
Human myiasis is defined as "the infestation of the tissue of living human with dipterous larvae" (1).
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In this case report, we present a case of a 55-year-old man with urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis.
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