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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 819-825
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.102


Ocular Myiasis Caused by Chrysomya bezziana – A Case Report
T. Anna1, D. Anandhi2 and G. Sucilathangam3*
1Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Ophthalmology, Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli - 627 011, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Microbiology, Government Theni Medical College, Theni - 625 512, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Myiasis, the tissue invasion of living vertebrate animals by the fly larvae is commonly observed throughout tropical regions of the world. The phenomenon is also witnessed among humans where unhygienic conditions are prevalent. We reported one case of 29 years old female associated with hard palate perforation who had complaints of whitish worm like structure creeping out of her nose and mouth. On examination, Lacrimal fistula noted in lacrimal sac area of right eye in which maggots were found. The larva isolated was that of third instar larvae Chrysomya bezziana (Old World screwworm). After removal of all the maggots, the eye was washed with sterile normal saline and the patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics. CT facial bones showing no sign of bone involvement with normal sinus. Ocular myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana was reported for the first time from Southern part of Tamilnadu. Although ocular myiasis is rare, a high index of clinical suspicion is required and myiasis should be considered a differential diagnosis of loasis.


Keywords: Ocular myiasis, Chrysomya bezziana, Old World screwworm, Third instar larvae
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Anna, T., D. Anandhi and Sucilathangam, G. 2018. Ocular Myiasis Caused by Chrysomya bezziana – A Case Report.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 819-825. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.102