Accession Number : ADA258721
Title : Facultative Myiasis by Megaselia sp. (Diptera: Phoridae) in Texas: A case Report.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Aug 1990
Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
Personal Author(s) : Carpenter, Terry L ; Chastain, David O
Report Date : 08 Aug 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Facultative myiasis caused by larval Megaselia sp. is reported in a human in Texas. On two occasions during 24 h, the youth experienced a crawling sensation deep in HIS throat which caused him to cough, expelling a living Megaselia sp. larva. The site of the infestation was presumed to be the sinuses or upper respiratory tract. The symptoms resolved upon expulsion of the larvae, and no additional complications were observed in the patient.
Descriptors : *LARVAE , *INSECTS , REPRINTS , HUMANS , SITES , REPORTS , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , EXPULSION , ENTOMOLOGY , YOUTH , THROAT , DIPTERA , AVAILABILITY , WORK , PATIENTS , TEXAS
Subject Categories : Biology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE