Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : February | Volume : 11 | Issue : 2 | Page : OD01 - OD02

Orbital Myiasis with Scalp Pediculosis and Buccal Abscess–An Uncommon Presentation

Nidhi Kaeley, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik, Richa Rajput, Renu Dhasmana, Anurag Bhargava

1. Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Hospital Trust, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 2. Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Hospital Trust, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 3. Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Hospital Trust, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 4. Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Himalayan Institute of Hospital Trust, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. 5. Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Hospital Trust, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

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Dr. Nidhi Kaeley,
E-30 Bungalow Road Kamla Nagar, Delhi-110007, India.
E-mail: drnidhi_kaeley@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ivermectin, Maggot infestation, Osteris ovis

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/20996.9224

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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