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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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Reported frequency of infestation by ovine cutaneous myiasis was analysed using the Wilcoxon rank sum test.
chitiniclastica (4); this fly is common and widely distributed throughout Japan, and a case of cutaneous myiasis on skin cancer was reported (5).
As the symptoms of cutaneous myiasis are nonspecific, they can be confused with other symptoms such as those of actinomycosis, staphylococcal lesions, cellulitis, sebaceous cysts, leishmaniasis, tungiasis, mycosis, furunculosis, chronic mammary abscesses, tuberculosis-derived furuncular mammary lesions, malignancies, and insect bites.
(2012) had also isolated Staphylococcus aureus as a main causative isolate (56.4%) in dogs suffering from cutaneous myiasis. Windahl et al.
[6] Incidence of oral myiasis as compared to that of cutaneous myiasis is less as the oral tissues are not permanently exposed to the external environment.
The excised material confirmed cutaneous myiasis with larvae measuring approximately 2 cm in length and 1 cm in width (Fig 2b).
Cutaneous myiasis due to Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve (Diptera:Calliphoridae) in a chicken, Gallus domesticus.
Cutaneous myiasis is the most prevalent form and furuncular lesions are a relatively common dermatological condition reported in travelers returning from South America and Africa [3, 6].

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