2005
DOI: 10.1590/s0328-03812005000100003
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Miíases humanas por Cochliomyia Hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) (Diptera, Calliphoridae) em hospitais públicos na cidade do Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil

Abstract: Human myiasis by Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel, 1858) (Diptera, Calliphoridae) in Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil -The occurence of human myiasis caused by larvae of Cochliomyia hominivorax was registered for the first time in Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil. From November, 1999 to October, 2002 were registered, in three public hospitals 24 cases of myiasis in human beings, of both sexes, with age varying from 08 to 93 years old. The wounds infested with screwworms observed in these patients were c… Show more

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“…In this study, the infestations of the patients were all on lower limbs. These results agree with the previous studies showing that the lower limbs were affected more frequently as reported by Nascimento et al (2005), Marquez et al (2007), and Batista-da-Silva et al (2011).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 94%
“…In this study, the infestations of the patients were all on lower limbs. These results agree with the previous studies showing that the lower limbs were affected more frequently as reported by Nascimento et al (2005), Marquez et al (2007), and Batista-da-Silva et al (2011).…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 94%
“…This study recorded a total of 40 patients in 12 months and this number is considered high when compared to other studies in Brazil, such as Marquez et al (2007), that found 70 myiases cases in 48 months in four cities of the state of Rio de Janeiro, and Nascimento et al (2005), who found 24 cases in 35 months in three public hospitals in Recife, state of Pernambuco. These last two authors did not describe the months or seasons in which these cases occurred.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 40%
“…The housing issue is closely linked to health problems, so interventions in the environments domiciliary area became an important means to combat diseases (Victora et al 1988, Esrey et al 1991. In the case of myiases, the removal of garbage, the installation of sewage systems and the care of stray dogs can reduce the risk of acquiring the disease (Lopes 2000, Nascimento et al 2005.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Screwworms are obligatory parasites of warmblooded animals which cause great economical losses to livestock production (Baumhover 1966, Snow et al 1985, Grisi et al 2002 and several cases of human infestation are related annually (Hall & Wall 1995, Nascimento et al 2005.…”
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confidence: 99%