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Human Dermal Myiasis Caused by Cordylobia Anthropophaga: A Case Study

  • Titus A. B. Ogunniyi
  • Teniola A. Adewunmi
  • Babatunde O. Amole
  • Betty R. Jones
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 4)

Abstract

Myiasis has been defined as the invasion of living vertebrate tissue by the larvae of certain species of Diptera (Vasallo, 1991). The infection has a cosmopolitan distribution. Only few cases of the disease have been reported in African subregions (Dipeolu and Olufarati, 1975; Ogunniyi, 1981; Edungbola, 1982; Lyko and Mutinga, 1988).

Keywords

Cosmopolitan Distribution Vertebrate Tissue Worth Reporting Warm Body Cutaneous Myiasis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Titus A. B. Ogunniyi
    • 1
  • Teniola A. Adewunmi
    • 1
  • Babatunde O. Amole
    • 1
    • 2
  • Betty R. Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Health SciencesObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
  2. 2.Laboratory of ParasitologyMorris Brown CollegeAtlantaUSA

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