CUTANEOUS MYASIS CAUSED BY AFRICAN TUMBU FLY

Cutaneous Myasis

Authors

  • Lt Col Waseem Afzal Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, CMH Rawalpindi
  • Muhammad Asad Qureshi Ex UN Mission, Burundi
  • Tariq M. Farani Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi

Abstract

The African tumbu fly is responsible for boil like - furuncular myiasis in both humans and animals living in central and sub Saharan Africa or people visiting those areas1. Pakistan is one of the biggest contributors of Armed Forces to the UN peace keeping missions. This has exposed our troops to diseases normally not seen in our part of the world. Medical teams visiting these areas or treating the troops returning from these areas should have a good knowledge and awareness of the diseases prevalent there. A case is reported of furuncular myiasis in a young child, sibling of Indian immigrants to Burundi-Central Africa.

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Published

31-12-2012

How to Cite

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Afzal LCW, Qureshi MA, Farani TM. CUTANEOUS MYASIS CAUSED BY AFRICAN TUMBU FLY: Cutaneous Myasis. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2012 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 23];62(4):619-20. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/2035

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