Cutaneous myiasis of scalp in a young girl related to Musca domestica
- Author(s): Rahman, Atiya;
- Ishfaq, Asim;
- Arshad Azmi, M;
- Khatoon, Nasira
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D32111029307
Cutaneous myiasis is a parasitic disease secondary to the presence of the larvae of certain insects, particularly diptera, in the skin of man or vertebrates . Human myiasis is a rare clinical condition, but more frequently seen in tropical and subtropical areas. Hot humid climate with inadequate sanitary conditions favor the development of this condition. Dermatitis, psychiatric illnesses, leprosy, and diabetes are some contributory factors . Treatment of myiasis, once diagnosed, is simple and rapid recovery is anticipated.