Human myiasis caused by Phormia regina in Pennsylvania

KB MillerPodiatry Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA 17042.

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LJ SandersPodiatry Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA 17042.

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A case of human myiasis caused by the black blowfly, P. regina, has been presented. Although various reports have documented the therapeutic effects of maggot infestation, infection and mortality by gas-forming anaerobic organisms also have been reported. The removal of maggots from a wound can be accomplished using various methods. The authors successfully used topical application of dichlorotetrafluoroethane.