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ICD-10 code: B87.9

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Understanding Myiasis, Unspecified

Myiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the larva of certain fly species that feed on living or dead tissue. It can affect both humans and animals and is mostly seen in tropical and subtropical regions. Myiasis can be classified into various types based on the type of fly species and the location of the infection. One such classification is Myiasis, Unspecified.

Myiasis, Unspecified is a type of Myiasis that is not specified to any particular body part or fly species. It is a broad term that encompasses all the cases of Myiasis that do not fall under any specific classification. This type of Myiasis is often seen in people who live in unhygienic conditions or have poor wound care.

Symptoms of Myiasis, Unspecified

The symptoms of Myiasis, Unspecified can vary depending on the location of the infection. In general, the symptoms include:

  1. Presence of larvae or maggots in the affected area
  2. Pain and swelling in the affected area
  3. Itching and burning sensation
  4. Redness and inflammation
  5. Discharge or foul-smelling secretion from the wound

If left untreated, Myiasis can lead to severe complications such as tissue damage, secondary bacterial infections, and even gangrene. Therefore, it is essential to seek medical help as soon as possible if you suspect that you have Myiasis.

Treatment of Myiasis, Unspecified

The treatment for Myiasis, Unspecified involves removing the larvae or maggots from the affected area. The doctor may use forceps or a similar tool to extract the larvae from the wound. In some cases, the doctor may use topical or oral medications to kill the larvae before removal. After the removal of the larvae, the wound is cleaned and dressed to prevent secondary bacterial infections.

Prevention is the key to avoid Myiasis, Unspecified and other types of Myiasis. Maintaining proper hygiene, using insect repellent, and avoiding contact with flies can help prevent the infection. Additionally, if you have any wounds or injuries, it is vital to keep them clean and covered to prevent fly eggs from hatching into larvae.


Myiasis, Unspecified is a type of Myiasis that can affect anyone living in unhygienic conditions or with poor wound care. The symptoms include the presence of larvae or maggots, pain, itching, and inflammation. If left untreated, Myiasis can lead to severe complications. Therefore, seeking medical help as soon as possible is essential

Diagnosis Codes for Myiasis, unspecified | B87.9