A case of auricular myiasis in Malaysia

Rohela, M. and Jamaiah, I. and Amir, L. and Nissapatorn, V. (2006) A case of auricular myiasis in Malaysia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 37 Sup. pp. 91-94. ISSN 01251562 , DOI 17547059.

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Many cases of myiasis have been reported in Malaysia. This is the second reported case of auricular myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana. The patient was a 41-year-old, mentally retarded, Orang Asli man. He was brought to the clinic by his mother with a complaint of pain and bleeding in his right ear for 3 days. On examination, blood and multiple maggots were seen packed in the external auditory canal of the right ear. A total of 39 live maggots were removed and maintained until they developed into 3rd instar larvae, which were later processed and identified as Chrysomya bezziana. The patient was discharged with amoxicillin 500 mg three times a day for 1 week.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 4 Export Date: 15 October 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 17547059 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Rohela, M.email: rohela@ummc.edu.my Chemicals/CAS: amoxicillin, 26787-78-0, 34642-77-8, 61336-70-7; Amoxicillin, 26787-78-0; Anti-Bacterial Agents
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amoxicillin antiinfective agent adult article case report external ear human Malaysia male myiasis parasitology Anti-Bacterial Agents Ear, External Humans
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 04:24
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 04:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4157

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