Not the usual suspects: Human wound myiasis by phorids
Timothy E. Huntington, firstname.lastname@example.org and Leon G. Higley, email@example.com. University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Entomology, 202 Plant Industry Bldg, Lincoln, NE
Infestation of animal tissues by dipteran larvae (myiasis) commonly occurs in many species, but is unusual for humans in temperate regions. Nevertheless, human myiasis is regularly observed in many primary care facilities in the United States. Beyond medical issues associated with treating human myiasis, both the causal agent and the longevity of myiasis can have legal implications, for example as evidence of neglect. Cases of human myiasis in the United States typically involve imported myiasis from human bot fly, Dermatobia hominis, or facultative myiasis from calliphorids. Two cases of wound myiasis caused by phorid larvae occurred in southwestern Nebraska within ten months. Degree-day analysis indicates initial infestation two and three days before discovery. There are very few previous reports of phorid wound myiasis, so the occurrence of two cases in so short a period suggests phorids are more important than previously appreciated.
From Sheila O'Leary, Delusions of Parasitosis Patient, None, October 13, 2006 In June 2006, the Center For Disease Control announced a Task Force to study Morgellons Disease AKA Delusions of Parasitosis.
I believe the disease is an intermittent,facultative cutaneous phorid myiasis with extensions to the orifices by the parasitic instars of Megaselia scalaris. In short, it is a poorly characterized IgE mediated larval infection in which ovipositing females largely act as accessories.
Patients with this chronic epithelial infection should have a traceable antigen-allergy response. What is the sure fire diagnositic tool or tools that prove a covert infection is present?
From John Alan Feild, December 31, 2008 I have extracted over 50 worms or whatever they are from my face, hands, and mostly inside my nose and sinuses. I have documented over 500 pictures and a number of videos of what I have extracted. I do not know what I have and do not know of a doctor in Memphis, TN to see. If someone could help me with my condition and symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact me. My contact information is below. I have included a picture of one of the fellas I extracted. I have many more if you'd like me to send them to you or whoever. I just want to diagnosed, treated, and healthy.
John Alan Feild
Memphis, TN 38117