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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-43

Umbilical myiasis associated with Staphylococcus aureus sepsis in a neonate

1 Department of Paediatric Medicine, N.R.S Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MGM Medical College, Kishanganj, Bihar, India

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Soumya Patra
RMO Cum Clinical Tutor, Department of Pediatrics, N.R.S Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata - 700014, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.92229

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Myiasis is an infection of live mammalian tissue by the larvae of dipteran flies and commonly found in the tropics and subtropics. It usually infects domestic and wild animals, but sometimes also affects human. Umbilical cord myiasis in the neonatal period associated with sepsis is a rare occurrence with few reported cases in the literature. In this article, authors report a 7-day-old neonate from a rural area presented with neonatal sepsis due to umbilical myiasis caused by fly larval form of blow fly (Chrysomya megacephala).

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