Extensive oral lesion colonized with 601 myiasis larvae

Filho, J. R. Laureano; Bezerra, T. P.; Lima, F. T. B.; Campelo, R. I. C.
January 2011
Tropical Doctor;Jan2011, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p61
Academic Journal
Case Study
Myiasis is a type of infection caused by the larvae of flying insects. This paper reports a case of a 72-year-old Caucasian man who was referred to the Infectology Department of Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital (Pernambuco - Brazil) for urgent treatment as he wasmalnourished and dehydrated. He had a facial and buccal lesion colonized with larvae and was extremely debilitated. The surgical and clinical treatment indicated at the first moment was the surgical removal of the larvae. But, after two days, some larvae were still present and therefore 12 mg of ivermectin was administered. At the end of the treatment, 601 larvae had been removed and the therapeutics established were suitable.


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