Cutaneous and intestinal myiases in Lagelu L.G.A of Oyo State

M.A. Oluwatosin, I.F Fadahunsi



There cases of cutaneous myiasis by Cordylobia anthropophaga and a case of intestinal pseudo-myiasis involving Eristalis specie are reported in patients from Oyedeji, Apatere and Dagbolu all in Lagelu Local Government area of Oyo State, Nigeria. All cases involved children except the one of multiple cutaneous type which was observed in an adolescent female patient.

Patients’ conditions gradually improved after recovery of the larvae from them. This report constitutes the first recorded autaneous and intestinal myiases in this rural area, albeit many such cases in the past have gone unrecorded.

(Af. J. of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology: 2003 4(1): 44-47)