Cavitary myiasis

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Cavitary myiasis is a rare parasitic disease characterized by the infestation of natural body cavities (e.g. aural nasal oral urogenital myiasis) and internal organs (e.g. cerebral myiasis ophthalmomyiasis intestinal and tracheopulmonary myiasis) with dipteran larvae. Clinical presentation is variable depending on the affected site(s) and degree of infestation and include foreign-body sensation (with or without movement sensation) hemorrhage pain edema sensory loss malodor and pruritus among others. Neurological features (e.g. motor deficits seizures reduced mental status extrapyramidal signs) have been reported in cerebral myiasis.

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