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Human external ophthalmomyiasis occurring in Barbados.

Authors
  • Levett, P N
  • Brooker, L
  • Reifer, C
  • Prussia, P R
  • Eberhard, M L
Type
Published Article
Journal
West Indian Medical Journal
Publisher
West Indian Medical Journal
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Volume
53
Issue
3
Pages
198–200
Identifiers
PMID: 15352754
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Human infection with the sheep nasal botfly Oestrus ovis occurs sporadically. In most cases, there is a history of a strike in the eye by the adult fly. Human O. ovis has been reported rarely from the Americas. We report the first case of O. ovis infection in the Caribbean region, which occurred in an urban area of Barbados. The patient responded to removal of the larvae from the conjunctiva and symptomatic treatment.

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