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The human aural myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata.

Authors
  • Kaczmarczyk, Dariusz
  • Kopczyński, Jerzy
  • Kwiecień, Joanna
  • Michalski, Marek
  • Kurnatowski, Piotr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Wiadomości parazytologiczne
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
57
Issue
1
Pages
27–30
Identifiers
PMID: 21634231
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Myiasis is a rare, worldwide, human disease with seasonal variation, caused by developing larvae of a variety of fly species. It can be dangerous when infestations penetrate into the brain. In the available literature, we have found only a few papers concerning ear myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata. Here, we report 2 cases of aural myiasis. Early intervention (surgical removal, occlusion) in these cases should prevent complications. Larvae, for further examination, should be killed by immersion in very hot water, then preserved in an ethanol.

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