Case #451 – September, 2017

Two maggots were retrieved from a wound in an elderly woman living in rural Manitoba. Images were taken (Figures AC) and sent to the DPDx Team for diagnostic assistance. What is your diagnosis? Based on what morphologic features?

This case and images was kindly provided by the Cadham Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB

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