Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Screw Worm

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4316

This term describes the hooked larvae of flies (e.g.,  Callitroga hominivorax), which enter the skin of humans and animals leading to a disease called myiasis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany