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Nosocomial myiasis in a patient with diabetes

Dutto, M., Pellegrino, M. and Vanin, Stefano (2013) Nosocomial myiasis in a patient with diabetes. Journal of Hospital Infection, 83 (1). pp. 74-76. ISSN 0195-6701

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This report describes a case of nosocomial myiasis caused by larvae of Sarcophaga (Bercaea) africa. The parasitosis developed in an ulcer on the heel of a patient with type 2 diabetes. The ulcer was dressed when the deposition occurred. An experiment was performed in order to demonstrate the ability of Sarcophaga larvae to move through bandages and reach purulent wounds. This report highlights the need for particular attention, education and specific protocols in hospitals in order to avoid myiasis, which can compromise the organization's reputation for hygienic standards with possible legal consequences

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences > Forensic Biology Research Group
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 12:08
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:25


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