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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189-192

Myiasis in different types of carcinoma cases in southern India

1 Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgradate Medical Sciences and research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India
2 Vector Control Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India

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R Srinivasan
Vector Control Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Pondicherry - 605 006
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.40542

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Myiasis maggots were isolated from the cancerous wounds, when the patients reported to the Department of ENT-OPD, JIPMER, Pondicherry. Maggots were identified to Chrysomyia bezziana based on characteristic patterns of posterior and anterior spiracles. Although the categories of cancer wounds were different, invasions were due to C. bezziana , which is very common in suburban areas of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in southern parts of India. This observation showed the importance of hygiene and sanitation in tropical countries with high fly population and emphasised the need for correct diagnosis of this obligatory myiasis, which was destructive. Through proper health care, further destabilization due to myiasis was avoided.


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