Maggots in the ear – a case series

  • Dr. Srinivasa V. Professor and HOD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation-DU, Keezhakasakudi, Karaikal, Pondicherry, India
  • Dr.Ganesh Bala Arivazhagan Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation-DU, Keezhakasakudi, Karaikal, Pondicherry, India
  • Dr.Balu K.G. Postgraduate, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation-DU, Keezhakasakudi, Karaikal, Pondicherry, India
  • Dr. Darshan Kayarkar Postgraduate, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Vinayaka Mission’s Medical College, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation-DU, Keezhakasakudi, Karaikal, Pondicherry, India
Keywords: Maggots, Ear, Sarcophagidae, Lifecycle

Abstract

Myiasis of the ear is an infestation of the ear by maggots (the larval stage of flies).In literature there are only few cases reported about aural myiasis. It is more common to occur in tropical regions, were humidity and warm weather provide a good environment for this infestation. In this paper, we report 9 cases of unilateral ear ache and ear discharge presented to our department. Otoscopic examination showed 5 -15 live larvae in all of them with blood stained serosanguineous discharge. The removed larvae were identified by microbiologist to belong to the Sarcophagidae family.

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Maggots in the ear – a case series
Published
2019-03-31
How to Cite
V., S., Bala Arivazhagan, G., K.G., B., & Kayarkar, D. (2019). Maggots in the ear – a case series. Tropical Journal of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 4(1), 30-34. https://doi.org/10.17511/jooo.2019.i01.06
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Case Series