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Myiasis in a neglected elderly female patient

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Introduction The term myiasis was coined by the English entomologist Frederick William Hope in 1840 by merging the Greek word “Myia” meaning fly and the suffix “asis” which can be translated as “used to designate diseases”.1 The term myiasis is defined as the infestation of tissues of living organisms, both human and animal, by dipteran larvae, which require a protein-rich food source in their larval stage to develop into adult flies.2 The species of myiasis-producing flies according to their relationship with the host are grouped as follows: (a) obligate producers of myiasis. Parasites depend on the host to complete their life cycle and usually parasitize only living organisms. This is the case, for example, of Cochliomyia hominivorax, Dermatobia hominis and Gasterophilus intestinalis...