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Myiasis
[Cochliomyia hominovorax] [Dermatobia hominis] [Cuterebra spp.] [Oestrus ovis] [Cordylobia anthropophaga] [Phaenicia spp.] [Phormia regina]

Fly larvae in tissue specimens (myiasis) stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E).

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A, B: Cross-sections of a bot fly larva (unidentified) taken from the right ear of a patient who traveled to Belize.  Figure A shows a cross-section of the body wall.  Figure B shows remnants of the trachea (T).

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C, D: Cross-sections of a bot fly larva (unidentified) taken from the right ear of a patient who traveled to Belize.  Figure C shows three cuticular spines; Figure D shows a close-up of one of the spines.

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E: Cross-section of the larva of the tumbu fly (Cordylobia anthropophaga) in a skin biopsy from a patient who traveled to western Africa.
F: Higher-magnification of the image in Figure E, showing a close-up of the cuticular spines.

 

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