American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Nasal Myiasis Caused by Cochliomyia Hominivorax in the United States: A Case Report

Ryan Tai, Michael A. Marsh, Ryan Rao, Peter C. Kurniali, Ernest DiNino and Joseph V. Meharg

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2011.107.109

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 107-109

Abstract

Cases of human myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax are typically reported in Central and South America. We report a case of nasal myiasis, which manifested in a hospitalized patient in the United States who did not have a recent travel history. The larvae were discovered in the patient’s nares on the fifth day of hospitalization. The patient was successfully treated with Ivermectin over two days.

Copyright

© 2011 Ryan Tai, Michael A. Marsh, Ryan Rao, Peter C. Kurniali, Ernest DiNino and Joseph V. Meharg. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.