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Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016

Review of Cases and a Patient Report of Myiasis with Tracheostomy, Peru

Virgilio E. Failoc-RojasComments to Author  and Heber Silva-Díaz
Author affiliations: Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Lambayeque, Peru (V.E. Failoc-Rojas, H. Silva-Díaz); Hospital Regional Lambayeque, Lambayeque (H. Silva-Díaz)

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Reports in the literature about myiasis associated with tracheostomy, by date of publication*

Country Patient age, y/sex Associated conditions Fly species Year of publication Reference†
Canada 85/F Comatose state for 2 mo Unidentified 1993 (3)
Italy 57/M Persistent vegetative state Lucilia caesar 2006 (4)
Brazil 49/M Neck carcinoma Cochliomyia hominivorax 2011 (5)
India 78/M Tracheostomy by car accident Chrysomya bezziana 2011 (6)
Argentina 8/NA Cerebral palsy Unidentified 2012 (7)
India 52/M Laryngeal cancer Musca domestica (housefly) 2013 (8)
India 73/NA Carcinoma supraglottis and diabetes Chrysomya bezziana 2013 (9)
Turkey 86/F Poor hygienic condition and tetraplegia Lucilia caesar 2014 (10)
India 57/M Proliferative ulcer on vocal cords and glottic stenosis Chrysomya bezziana 2015 (11)
Italy 5/M Werdnig-Hoffmann disease Sarcophaga argyrostoma 2015 (12)
Peru 67/M Esophageal cancer Cochliomyia hominivorax This study

*NA, not available.
†Sources: PubMed, Medline, Scopus, LILACS, and Google Scholar. References 11,12 are in the Technical Appendix.

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