Volume 99, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



is a fly endemic to and widely distributed throughout the Americas; it is found from the southern regions of Mexico to Argentina. However, because of widespread travel, myiasis has become common in countries where neither the disease nor the species that cause this infection are endemic. Central Mexico, for instance, is not a region where myiasis is endemic. We, thus, describe three cases of myiasis: two autochthonous cases from the southern part of Mexico and one imported from Costa Rica. In addition, morphological and genetic identification was performed on the maggots extracted from the patients.

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  • Received : 26 Mar 2018
  • Accepted : 21 Jun 2018
  • Published online : 30 Jul 2018

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