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Primer reporte de pseudomiasis intestinal humana por Eristalis tenax (Diptera, Syrphidae) en zona semiárida urbana del estado Falcón, Venezuela

Keywords: pseudomyiasis, intestinal, eristalis tenax, semiarid, venezuela.

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pseudomyiasis is the term used for the accidental entrapment of swallowed fly maggots and/or eggs immediately passing through the digestive tract. we report a case of intestinal pseudomyasis caused by the larvae of the cosmopolitan drone fly eristalis tenax (diptera: syrphidae) in a 39 year old woman, resident in a suburban sector from coro city, falcon state, venezuela. the patient immediately noticed a living larva in her stool. although patient referred eventually became colic, her physical examination was normal, with no mental disturbance. she was in a low socioeconomic level. this is the first report of an enteric pseudomyasis by e. tenax in the semiarid zone of falcon state, in the northwestern region of venezuela.


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