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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038


DUANY MACHADO, Orgel José; MEJIAS SANCHEZ, Yoerquis  y  TOLEDO FERNANDEZ, Ana Margarita. With regard to a not much frequent affection in Cuba: myasis. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

INTRODUCTION: myasis is a infestation of domestic, wilds animals and men caused by fly larvae (Diptera) of different species, that during a development period, lives on live and death tissues or from food ingested by host. It is a world scale disease, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions. DEVELOPMENT: more common etiological agents in Myasis include fly larvae of Sarcophaga, Dermatobia, Oestrus, Gastrophilus, Cochliomyia, Lucila, Chrysomya and Musca genres among others. Diptera producing Myasis include some shapes in its biological cycle. Myasis is classified by larvae produced by it, locations, and clinical presentation in men and may be produced by biontophagues or necrobiontophagues. First ones invade live tissues or the naturala cavities and are obligate parasites; the second ones, colonize preexisting injuries, and are accidental parasites. It is associated with some risk factors, mainly with hygiene. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: it is a vector-transmitted disease (flies), its clinical manifestations depend on location and it is a preventable disease.

Palabras clave : Myasis; flies; Diptera.

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