Myiasis is infestation by the larvae (maggots) of fly species within the arthropod order Diptera (the adult flies are two-winged).
Histology of myiasis
In myiasis, the histopathology shows the larva of the fly in the dermis or subcutis. There is a surrounding infiltrate (figures 1–3).
None are generally needed.
Differential diagnosis for myiasis
Other conditions that should be considered include:
- Ticks — these have legs and mouth
- Tunga penetrans — look for a flea with legs; this almost always involves the feet.