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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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any disease resulting from infestation of the body tissues or cavities by flies.
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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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However nasal myiasis is reported to be an unusual disease in goats (Ahaduzzama et al., 2015) and infection rates are reported to be always higher in sheep than in goats after either natural or artificial infestation (Papadopoulos et al., 2001).
For example, one hospital had an infestation of mice, which attracted the flies that produced the cases of nasal myiasis in patients of the intensive care unit (ICU) [16].
Nasal myiasis in a patient hospitalized at ege university hospital.
Oshaghi, "First report of human nasal myiasis caused by Eristalis tenax in Iran (Diptera: Syrphidae)," Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases, vol.
Moreover, in rural areas and in developing countries, infestions in dogs and cats could go unnoticed or undetected most likely because an in vivo diagnosis of nasal myiasis in carnivores is possible only if larvae and/or puparia are collected by pet owners or clinicians and correctly identified.
Ophthalmomyiasis and nasal myiasis in New Zealand: a case series.
Nasal myiasis is a rare condition, with only a few reported cases and no treatment consensus.
A case of nasal myiasis caused by the larvae of Telmatoscopus albipunctata (Williston) 1893 (Diptera: Psychodidae).