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What is Furunculous myiasis?

What is Furunculous myiasis?

  • Furunculous myiasis: A rare condition where a larve invades tissues and organs and causes a furunculous (pus-filled) wound. It can be caused by the Cayor worm which is the larvae of the African tumbu fly (Cordylobia anthropophaga) or by the human botfly (Dermatobia hominis).

Furunculous myiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Furunculous myiasis, or a subtype of Furunculous myiasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Furunculous myiasis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Furunculous myiasis: Introduction

Types of Furunculous myiasis:

Broader types of Furunculous myiasis:

What causes Furunculous myiasis?

Causes of Furunculous myiasis: see causes of Furunculous myiasis

What are the symptoms of Furunculous myiasis?

Symptoms of Furunculous myiasis: see symptoms of Furunculous myiasis

Furunculous myiasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Furunculous myiasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Furunculous myiasis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Furunculous myiasis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Furunculous myiasis.
Treatments for Furunculous myiasis: see treatments for Furunculous myiasis

Name and Aliases of Furunculous myiasis

Main name of condition: Furunculous myiasis

Other names or spellings for Furunculous myiasis:

Furunculoid myiasis, Furunculois myiasis, Furuncular myiasis

Furuncular myiasis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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