Ophthalmomyiasis: Three cases from north India

Khurana, S.; Biswal, M.; Bhatti, H. S.; Pandav, S. S.; Gupta, A.; Chatterjee, S. S.; Lyngdoh, W. V.; Malla, N.
July 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul2010, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p257
Academic Journal
Case Study
Three cases of external ophthalmomyiasis are reported here. The larvae were identified to be Oestrus ovis in two cases and Cochliomyia hominivorax in one. Two of the patients were immunocompetent while one was undergoing treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of eyelid. In the latter myiasis led to complete destruction of the eye.


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