Friday, September 13, 2013

Nosocomial Myiasis- Bizarre

Here is a rather bizarre case of nosocomial (hospital acquired) myiasis reported in the Journal of Hospital Infection

Myiasis is infection of fly larvae (maggots in human tissue). The  larvae of Sarcophaga (Bercaeaafrica developed in an ulcer on the heel of a patient with type 2 diabetes. 

The ulcer was dressed when the deposition of larvae occurred and the rest is history. 

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