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Korean J Parasitol. 2013 Feb;51(1):119-23. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.119. Epub 2013 Feb 18.

A case of oral myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Korea.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Busan St. Mary's Medical Center, Busan 538-41, Korea.

Abstract

We report here a case of oral myiasis in the Republic of Korea. The patient was a 37-year-old man with a 30-year history of Becker's muscular dystrophy. He was intubated due to dyspnea 8 days prior to admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). A few hours after the ICU admission, 43 fly larvae were found during suction of the oral cavity. All maggots were identified as the third instars of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) by morphology. We discussed on the characteristics of myiasis acquired in Korea, including the infection risk and predisposing factors.

KEYWORDS:

Lucilia sericata; nosocomial infection; oral myiasis; predisposing factor

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23467858
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PMC3587740
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10.3347/kjp.2013.51.1.119
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