Cavitary myiasis and its management
Shreya Gour, Gayathri Ramesh, Yijayendra Kumar, G.K. Thapliyal and Ramesh Nagarajappa
Myiasis is a parasitic disease of humans and vertebrates, caused by fly larvae feeding on the host’s necrotic or living tissue. Myiasis is classified into cutaneous and cavitary myiasis. Cavitary myiasis is rare and occurs more frequently in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and America associated with low economic status and poor hygiene. This article reviews current literature, provides general descriptions, and discusses life cycles of each species. It also gives diagnosis, treatment techniques and descriptions of each type of illness that result from interaction / infestation.
Keywords: ivermectin, larva migrans, larvae, myiasis, maggot infestation, parasitosis