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The second case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbu fly) in Sri Lanka

Authors:

T. De S. Naotunna ,

3/31, Hanover Street, Wardes Town, Wellington, NZ
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M. M. Ismail,

159, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08, LK
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R. L. Ihalamulla

University of Colombo, Colombo 8, LK
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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

A Sri Lankan man who had been to Cameroon in Africa and stayed there for 15 days had contracted myiasis caused by the larva of Cordylobia anthropophaga ('Tumbu fly'). Identification of the larva and its implications are discussed. This the second reported case of such an infection acquired abroad by a Sri Lankan.
How to Cite: De S. Naotunna, T., Ismail, M.M. & Ihalamulla, R.L., (2000). The second case of cutaneous myiasis caused by Cordylobia anthropophaga (Tumbu fly) in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science. 43(2), pp.31–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjms.v43i2.4872
Published on 26 Dec 2000.
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