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Diseases » Myiasis » Summary
 

What is Myiasis?

What is Myiasis?

  • Myiasis: A condition that is characterised by the invasion of the body by the larvae of flies.
  • Myiasis: The invasion of living tissues of man and other mammals by dipterous larvae.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Myiasis: infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

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

Myiasis: Introduction

Types of Myiasis:

Broader types of Myiasis:

How serious is Myiasis?

Complications of Myiasis: see complications of Myiasis

What causes Myiasis?

Causes of Myiasis: see causes of Myiasis

What are the symptoms of Myiasis?

Symptoms of Myiasis: see symptoms of Myiasis

Complications of Myiasis: see complications of Myiasis

Can anyone else get Myiasis?

More information: see contagiousness of Myiasis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Myiasis

Myiasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myiasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myiasis.

How is it treated?

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

Society issues for Myiasis


Hospitalization statistics for Myiasis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Myiasis:

  • 0.0001% (9) of hospital consultant episodes were for myiasis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 89% of hospital consultant episodes for myiasis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for myiasis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for myiasis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for myiasis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Myiasis

Main name of condition: Myiasis

Other names or spellings for Myiasis:

Fly larva infestation, Maggot infestation Source - Diseases Database

 

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