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Ophthalmomyiasis: Three cases from North India

Author(s): Khurana S | Biswal M | Bhatti H | Pandav S | Gupta A | Chatterjee S | Lyngdoh W | Malla N

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
ISSN 0255-0857

Volume: 28;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 257;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Cochliomyia hominivorax | oestrus ovis | ophthalmomyiasis

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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