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Myiasis in Chronic Alcoholic Patient: A Case Report

Dennis Henry, Priya K Sharath, Monica Davuluri

Keywords : Case report, Infestation, Irritant contact dermatitis, Maggots, Myiasis

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10045-00239

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Myiasis, a pathological condition characterized by the infestation of viable mammalian tissues through the deposition of eggs or larvae by flies, predominantly of the Diptera order, has exhibited a preeminent prevalence within tropical regions. This phenomenon is notably concomitant with suboptimal personal hygiene practices and occasionally compounded by constraints in manual dexterity. We present a case report of a 48-year-old male of Indian origin who presented with was diagnosed and was under treatment for irritant contact dermatitis but to our surprise, on examination, myiasis infestation was revealed.

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