TITLE

Nosocomial myiasis in a Canadian intensive care unit

AUTHOR(S)
Szakacs, Tom A.; MacPherson, Paul; Sinclair, Bradley J.; Gill, Bruce D.; McCarthy, Anne E.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/25/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 7, p719
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26594452

 

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