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Nasal Myiasis Caused by Cochliomyia Hominivorax in the United States: A Case Report

Author(s): Ryan Tai | Michael A. Marsh | Ryan Rao | Peter C. Kurniali | Ernest DiNino | Joseph V. Meharg

Journal: American Journal of Infectious Diseases
ISSN 1553-6203

Volume: 7;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 107;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Nasal myiasis | Cochliomyia hominivorax | screw-worm | ivermectin

Cases of human myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax are typically reported in Central and South America. We report a case of nasal myiasis, which manifested in a hospitalized patient in the United States who did not have a recent travel history. The larvae were discovered in the patientÂ’s nares on the fifth day of hospitalization. The patient was successfully treated with Ivermectin over two days.
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