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Perfetti D.J.C.,Francisco de Miranda National Experimental University | Moreno P.M.,Francisco de Miranda National Experimental University | Acosta M.,Francisco de Miranda National Experimental University | Bermudez S.,Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas Of Estudios Of La Salud Panama
Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental | Year: 2011

Pseudomyiasis is the term used for the accidental entrapment of swallowed fly maggots and/or eggs immediately passing through the digestive tract. We report a case of intestinal pseudomyasis caused by the larvae of the cosmopolitan drone fly Eristalis tenax (Diptera: Syrphidae) in a 39 year old woman, resident in a suburban sector from Coro city, Falcon state, Venezuela. The patient immediately noticed a living larva in her stool. Although patient referred eventually became colic, her physical examination was normal, with no mental disturbance. She was in a low socioeconomic level. This is the first report of an enteric pseudomyasis by E. tenax in the semiarid zone of Falcon state, in the northwestern region of Venezuela. Source

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