myiasis

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infestation of the body by the larvae of flies (usually through a wound or other opening) or any disease resulting from such infestation

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Myiases have become increasingly relevant, particularly when human activity is carried out in environments with poor hygiene or in close proximity to domestic and peridomestic animals, such as dogs and rats (2).
Tegumentary and exposed-cavity myiases are relatively easy to diagnose because the source larvae can be observed directly.
Myiases are often classified according to the area of the animal that the larvae infest or the appearance of the lesion they cause.
1) Myiases in humans are thought to have originated from the close association between humans and domestic animals in ancient times.
Travelers who have visited tropical areas may exhibit aggressive forms of obligatory myiases, in which the larvae (maggots) invasively feed on living tissue, The risk of a traveler's acquiring a screwworm infestation has been considered negligible, but with the increasing popularity of adventure sports and wildlife travel, this risk may need to be reassessed.