Orbital Myiasis with Scalp Pediculosis and Buccal Abscess–An Uncommon PresentationCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Nidhi Kaeley,
E-30 Bungalow Road Kamla Nagar, Delhi-110007, India.
We present a case of severe orbital myiasis caused by Osteris ovis, also known as sheep nasal botfly which is an uncommon manifestation of maggot infestation. Our patient was successfully treated with oral as well as topical ivermectin. The experience of ivermectin as an anti-parasitic agent in the treatment of orbital myiasis, although a known entity, is still limited among medical professionals including ophthalmologists. Thus, we would like to highlight the role of oral ivermectin as an anti-parasitic agent in the treatment of orbital myiasis facilitating the removal of maggots; thus, precluding the need for exploratory surgery.
Ivermectin, Maggot infestation, Osteris ovis
Date of Submission: Apr 28, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jun 01, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Sep 19, 2016
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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