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An Obstinate Case of Intestinal Myiasis

W. B. HERMS, M.A.; and Q. O. GILBERT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(7):941-945. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-7-941
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By the term myiasis is usually meant the invasion of organs or tissues of animals including man by the larvae of flies belonging to the order Diptera. Although there are a number of species of flies, notably the Oestridae (bots, warbles, etc.), in which this invasion is an obligatory form of parasitism there are many more species in which this is an accidental relationship, i.e., the normal existence is free-living and invasion of the internal organs of higher animals is through ingestion of infested food or drink, or ingress through wounds or the natural openings (nasal and anal).

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