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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 391-393

Extensive myiasis of the leg in a patient with filarial lymphedema: implications for morbidity care in filariasis elimination program


1 ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre, Indira Nagar, Puducherry, India
2 Division of Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Vijesh S Kuttiatt
ICMR-Vector Control Research Centre, Indira Nagar, Puducherry-605 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-9062.318314

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Myiasis, infestation of the human body by larva of flies is an under-recognized and ignored medical condition. Not only is this condition unsightly and extremely distressing to the patient, but it also generates a ghastly feeling in care givers and health care workers as well. The authors report extensive myiasis of the leg in a patient with filarial lymphedema from southern India, which is rarely illustrated in published literature. Treatment of myiasis is described in brief. There is a need for strengthening morbidity management in filariasis elimination program.


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