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Nasopharyngeal Myiasis in Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

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Author(s): Riyaz A, MD, DCH, DNB, DM | Najeeba Riyaz MD, DVD, DNB | Anoop P; MBBS, DCH, MD

Journal: Calicut Medical Journal
ISSN 0972-9518

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: e7;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia | housefly | myiasis.

ABSTRACT
Growth of larval forms of the common housefly inside the nasopharynx of a girl is reported. She had anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which is known to be associated with atrophic rhinitis, hypoplastic turbinates and purulent nasal secretions. Inadequate hygiene in presence of these predisposing factors could have contributed to her nasopharyngeal myiasis

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