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Myiasis and Tungiasis


Purpose of the Review

In this review, we summarized information regarding two neglected parasitic infestations by arthropods belonging to order Diptera and the order Siphonaptera, causing myiasis and tungiasis, respectively.

Recent Findings

Although there has been an increase in the number of publications on myiasis and tungiasis, over the last decades, these are still neglected conditions among the tropical disease, with not more 200 papers per year combined, in databases such as PubMed. Besides that, these are problems that disproportionally affect the more vulnerable populations in the world.


Both myiasis and tungiasis are ectoparasitic pathologies affecting mainly the skin, but, specially the first, also mucous membranes and organs of humans and animals.

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Osorio-Pinzon, J., Palencia, A., Cruz-Calderon, S. et al. Myiasis and Tungiasis. Curr Trop Med Rep (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40475-021-00233-6

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  • Myiasis
  • Diptera
  • Tungiasis
  • Siphonaptera
  • Neglected
  • Arthropods