Oral myiasis caused by the screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax treated with subcutaneous ivermectin and creolin: report of six cases after trauma.

@article{Duque2011OralMC,
  title={Oral myiasis caused by the screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax treated with subcutaneous ivermectin and creolin: report of six cases after trauma.},
  author={Francisco Levi Duque and Carlos Mart{\'i}n Ardila},
  journal={Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={404-7}
}
Human myiasis is a rare condition that is more common in regions with a warm and humid climate. The larvae involved in myiasis are voracious; they destroy healthy tissues and may cause serious haemorrhage. The condition can be life threatening. Six patients with craniofacial trauma and oral myiasis are reported. The diagnoses were made after larvae had been extracted. Treatment consisted of subcutaneous ivermectin therapy and the application of a phenol preparation (10% creolin) as a local… CONTINUE READING
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