Human otoacariasis: a retrospective study from an area of Sri Lanka.


Intra-aural ticks were present in 870 (15.2%) of 5714 patients who reported with ear-related complaints to the ear, nose and throat ward at Ratnapura Hospital, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, from January 2000 to December 2001. A retrospective study of 383 of these otoacariasis cases showed that the majority (70.8%) of surgically-removed ticks were… (More)


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