Nosocomial myiasis in a Canadian intensive care unit

Szakacs, Tom A.; MacPherson, Paul; Sinclair, Bradley J.; Gill, Bruce D.; McCarthy, Anne E.
September 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/25/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 7, p719
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case study of a 65-year-old woman with respiratory distress, congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation was admitted to the intensive care unit. After examining her for three days, physicians scanned maggots in her nasal cavities and at the left medial canthus. A magnetic resonance imaging scan of the head showed slight thickening of the nasal mucosa too. Later she was diagnosed with nosocomial myiasis.


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