Neonatal umbilical cord myiasis in New Jersey

S. Puvabanditsin, I. Malik, L. M. Weidner, S. Jadhav, J. Sanderman, R. Mehta

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Human myiasis is a rare condition. It is more common in tropical regions. Umbilical cord myiasis has not previously been reported from a temperate climate, for example, New Jersey. We report a 9-day-old infant with umbilical cord myiasis. The maggots were identified by the entomologist as the larvae of Sarcophagidae, more commonly known as flesh flies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)718-719
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Puvabanditsin, S., Malik, I., Weidner, L. M., Jadhav, S., Sanderman, J., & Mehta, R. (2014). Neonatal umbilical cord myiasis in New Jersey. Journal of Perinatology, 34(9), 718-719.