1G01.Y/B87.8 Other specified myiasis



Other specified myiasis is a parasitic infection caused by flies that lay their eggs in the skin or external orifices of a host. The larvae then feed on the tissue of their host. This type of myiasis is most commonly caused by the screwworm fly (Cochliomyia hominivorax).


Diagnosis of other specified myiasis is based on the presence of the larvae, which are typically found in or near the affected area. Additionally, a doctor may take a sample of the affected tissue for laboratory analysis.

Differential diagnosis

Other specified myiasis may be confused with other disorders such as dermatitis, impetigo, cellulitis, or furunculosis.


Treatment for other specified myiasis typically involves the removal of the larvae from the skin with forceps or tweezers. Additionally, topical medications such as antibiotics or antiseptics may be used to treat the infection.


The prognosis for other specified myiasis is generally good, as the infection is typically curable with prompt treatment. However, if the infection is left untreated, it can lead to serious complications such as tissue necrosis or sepsis.

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