Emergency Medicine Book


Fly Bite

Aka: Fly Bite, Flies, Black Fly, Simuliidae, Horse Fly, Tabanidae, Deer Fly, Gadfly, Louse Fly, Sand Fly, Phlebotomus, Snipe Fly, Tsetse Fly, Stable Fly
  1. See Also
    1. Insect Bite
    2. Diptera
    3. Stinging Insect Allergy
    4. Bee sting
    5. Mosquito Bite
    6. Chigger Bite
    7. Flea Bite
    8. Bed Bug
    9. Spider Bite
    10. Tick Bite
    11. Scorpion
    12. Vector Borne Disease
    13. Vector-borne Disease Prevention
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Type of Diptera (2 winged Insect)
  3. Types: Flies
    1. Black Fly (Simuliidae)
      1. Bite during day near streams (and attracted to dark moving objects)
      2. Disease vector for Onchocerciasis (Africa)
    2. Horse Fly, Deer Fly or Gadfly (Tabanidae)
      1. Bite on warm, cloudy days
    3. Louse Fly
    4. Sand Fly (small, moth-like Insects)
      1. Bite at night in damp areas
      2. Disease vector for Leishmaniasis (Southern U.S., Central and South America, Asia and Africa)
    5. Snipe Fly
      1. Bite during daytime
      2. Risk of severe Allergic Reaction (Western U.S.)
    6. Stable Fly (appear similar to house fly)
      1. Bite during daytime (especially during thunder storms)
    7. Tsetse Fly
      1. Bite during daytime even through clothing
      2. Disease vector for African trypanosomiasis
  4. Management
    1. See Mosquito Bite
  5. Prevention
    1. See Vector-borne Disease Prevention
  6. References
    1. Juckett (2013) Am Fam Physician 88(12): 841-7 [PubMed]

Genus: Phlebotomus (C0031549)

Definition (MSH) A genus of PSYCHODIDAE which functions as the vector of a number of pathogenic organisms, including LEISHMANIA DONOVANI; LEISHMANIA TROPICA; Bartonella bacilliformis, and the Pappataci fever virus (SANDFLY FEVER NAPLES VIRUS).
Concepts Eukaryote (T204)
MSH D010691
SnomedCT 38152001
English Phlebotomus, Genus: Phlebotomus, phlebotomus, sand fly, Phlebotomus fly, Sand fly, Old World sandfly, Phlebotomus (organism), Phlebotomus, NOS
French Phlébotome, Phlebotomus
Swedish Phlebotomus
Czech Phlebotomus
Finnish Hiekkakärpänen
Polish Flebotomusy
Norwegian Phlebotomus
Spanish Phlebotomus (organismo), mosca de la arena, moscas del género Phlebotomus, mosquito simúlido, Phlebotomus
German Phlebotomus
Italian Phlebotomus
Dutch Phlebotomus, Zandvlieg
Portuguese Phlebotomus
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Simuliidae (C0037162)

Definition (MSH) Several species of the genus Simulium (family Simuliidae) that act as intermediate hosts (vectors) for the parasitic disease ONCHOCERCIASIS.
Definition (CSP) black flies are widely distributed; females are vicious biters and serious pests; larvae live in streams; are the vector for onchocerciasis.
Concepts Eukaryote (T204)
MSH D012843
SnomedCT 106779002, 78083005
English Black Flies, Blackflies, Family simuliidae - buffalo AND/OR turkey gnat - black fly (organism), Family Simuliidae (organism), Family Simuliidae, Simuliidae, blackflies, Blackfly, Flies, Black, Fly, Black, Black Fly, black flies, blackfly, black fly, Black fly, Black fly (organism), Family simuliidae - buffalo AND/OR turkey gnat - black fly, Family Simuliidae - buffalo and/or turkey gnat - black fly, Black fly, NOS
French Simuliidés, Simuliidae, Mouches noires
Swedish Simuliidae
Czech muchničky, Simuliidae
Finnish Simuliidae
Italian Mosche nere, Simuliidae
Japanese シムリダエ科, ヤマヤツノマユブユ, ゴスジシラキブユ, ブユ, ブヨ科, 黒バエ, ブユ科
Polish Meszki
Norwegian Knott, Simuliidae
Spanish jején, jején (organismo), simúlidos, familia Simuliidae (organismo), familia Simuliidae, Moscas Negras, Simuliidae
German Simuliidae, Kriebelmücken
Dutch Kriebelmuggen, Simuliidae, Zwarte vliegen
Portuguese Borrachudo, Simuliidae
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Stable Fly (C0038371)

Concepts Eukaryote (T204)
MSH D009117
SnomedCT 86606002
English Stomoxys calcitrans, stable fly, calcitran, Stomoxys, Stable Flies, Fly, Stable, calcitrans, Stomoxys, Flies, Stable, Stomoxys calcitran, biting house fly, Stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (organism), Stomoxis calcitrans, Stable Fly
French Stomoxys calcitrans, Mouche des étables
Czech Stomoxys calcitrans, bodalka stájová
Spanish Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (organismo), mosca de establo, Stomoxys calcitrans
German Stallfliege, Stomoxys calcitrans, Wadenstecher
Norwegian Vanlig stikkflue, Stomoxys calcitrans
Italian Mosca cavallina, Stomoxys calcitrans, Mosca delle stalle
Dutch Stalvlieg, Stomoxys calcitrans
Portuguese Stomoxys calcitrans
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Glossina <genus> (C0041263)

Definition (MSH) Bloodsucking flies of the genus Glossina, found primarily in equatorial Africa. Several species are intermediate hosts of trypanosomes.
Concepts Eukaryote (T204)
MSH D014370
SnomedCT 91505006
English Glossina, Tsetse Flies, Genus Glossina, Glossina <genus>, Fly, Tsetse, Glossinas, Tsetse Fly, Flies, Tsetse, tsetse fly, tsetse flies, Glossina Wiedemann, 1830, Tsetse-flies, Tsetse fly, Glossina (organism), Glossina, NOS
Spanish género Glossina, Glossina, Moscas Tse-Tse, Moscas Tse Tse, Moscas Tsetse, Mosca Tse-Tse, Mosca Tse Tse, Mosca Tsetse, Glossina (organismo), mosca tsetse
Swedish Tsetseflugor
Czech moucha tse-tse
Finnish Tsetsekärpäset
Italian Glossina, Mosche tsetse
Japanese ツェツェバエ, ツェツェバエ属, ツェツェ蝿
French Mouches tsé-tsé, Glossines, Glossina
Polish Muchy tse-tse
Norwegian Glossina, Tsetsefluer
German Glossina, Tsetsefliegen
Dutch Glossina, Tseetseevliegen, Vlieg, Tseetsee-
Portuguese Glossina, Moscas Tsé-Tsé
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Tabanidae (C0322988)

Concepts Eukaryote (T204)
SnomedCT 106790007
English Family tabanidae (organism), Cleg flies, Deer flies, Family Tabanidae (organism), Family Tabanidae, Horse flies, Tabanidae, Family tabanidae, deerfly, horsefly, tabanidae, deerflies, horseflies
Spanish familia Tabanidae (organismo), familia Tabanidae, familia tabanidae (organismo), Tabanidae, familia tabanidae
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Fly bite (C0561224)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 311881000009108, 283345006
English bites fly, fly bite, biting fly, Fly biting, Fly biting (finding), Fly bite, Fly bite (disorder)
Spanish picadura de mosca (trastorno), picadura de mosca
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Fly (organism) (C1704307)

Concepts Eukaryote (T204)
SnomedCT 10147004
English Fly (organism), Fly, Fly, NOS
Spanish mosca (organismo), mosca
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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