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|Title:||First report of human myiasis caused by Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Thailand, and its implication in forensic entomology|
|Authors:||Kabkaew L. Sukontason|
|Keywords:||Agricultural and Biological Sciences|
|Abstract:||We report a forensic entomology case associated with human myiasis in Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. The remains of a 53-yr-old-male were concurrently infested with third instars of the two blow fly species, Chrysomya megacephala (F.) and Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart), near a severe tumor lesion presented on the lower right leg. The presence of third instars, ≈5 d old, on the day following postmortem indicated that myiasis occurred before death. This is the first report of both fly species acting as a myiasis-producing agent in Thailand. Unsynchronized data between the age of fly larvae due to myiasis premortem and verified age/condition of the corpse suggest apotential complication and error in the estimation of postmortem interval if other predisposition fly infestations are not considered. © 2005 Entomological Society of America.|
|Appears in Collections:||CMUL: Journal Articles|
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