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      A Case of Furuncular Myiasis Due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in a Korean Traveler Returning from Uganda

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          A fly larva was recovered from a boil-like lesion on the left leg of a 33-year-old male on 21 November 2016. He has worked in an endemic area of myiasis, Uganda, for 8 months and returned to Korea on 11 November 2016. The larva was identified as Cordylobia anthropophaga by morphological features, including the body shape, size, anterior end, posterior spiracles, and pattern of spines on the body. Subsequent 28S rRNA gene sequencing showed 99.9% similarity (916/917 bp) with the partial 28S rRNA gene of C. anthropophaga. This is the first imported case of furuncular myiasis caused by C. anthropophaga in a Korean overseas traveler.

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              Among arthropod diseases affecting animals, larval infections - myiases - of domestic and wild animals have been considered important since ancient times. Besides the significant economic losses to livestock worldwide, myiasis-causing larvae have attracted the attention of scientists because some parasitise humans and are of interest in forensic entomology. In the past two decades, the biology, epidemiology, immunology, immunodiagnosis and control methods of myiasis-causing larvae have been focused on and more recently the number of molecular studies have also begun to increase. The 'new technologies' (i.e. molecular biology) are being used to study taxonomy, phylogenesis, molecular identification, diagnosis (recombinant antigens) and vaccination strategies. In particular, more in depth molecular studies have now been performed on Sarcophagidae, Calliphoridae and flies of the Oestridae sister group. This review discusses the most topical issues and recent studies on myiasis-causing larvae using molecular approaches. In the first part, PCR-based techniques and the genes that have already been analysed, or are potentially useful for the molecular phylogenesis and identification of myiasis-causing larvae, are described. The second section deals with the more recent advances concerning taxonomy, phylogenetics, population studies, molecular identification, diagnosis and vaccination.

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                Korean J Parasitol
                Korean J. Parasitol
                The Korean Journal of Parasitology
                The Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
                June 2017
                30 June 2017
                : 55
                : 3
                : 327-331
                [1 ]Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea
                [2 ]Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea
                [3 ]Department of Parasitology and Genetics, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan 49267, Korea
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