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9 September 2020 Accidental Nasal Myiasis Caused by Megaselia rufipes (Diptera: Phoridae) in a Child
A. Giangaspero, A. Barlaam, S. Pane, M. R. Marchili, A. Onetti Muda, L. Putignani, M. J. R. Hall
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A case of a nasal myiasis in a 3-yr-old Italian girl who was referred to Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome, Italy, is reported. Larvae discharged with the nasal mucus were microscopically identified as Megaselia spp.; DNA barcoding analysis showed that they belonged to the ‘scuttle fly’ species Megaselia rufipes (Meigen). Based on the patient's history, she became infected when she played outside. This is the first report of myiasis in humans due to M. rufipes (Diptera: Phoridae).

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A. Giangaspero, A. Barlaam, S. Pane, M. R. Marchili, A. Onetti Muda, L. Putignani, and M. J. R. Hall "Accidental Nasal Myiasis Caused by Megaselia rufipes (Diptera: Phoridae) in a Child," Journal of Medical Entomology 58(1), 121-124, (9 September 2020). https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa184
Received: 26 June 2020; Accepted: 29 July 2020; Published: 9 September 2020
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accidental myiasis
child
Megaselia rufipes
Phoridae
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