Journal Article

Role of Ivermectin in the Treatment of Severe Orbital Myiasis Due to <i>Cochliomyia hominivorax</i>

Johanna Osorio, Ligia Moncada, Alejandra Molano, Sandra Valderrama, Sandra Gualtero and Carlos Franco-Paredes

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 6, pages e57-e59
Published in print September 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/507038
Role of Ivermectin in the Treatment of Severe Orbital Myiasis Due to Cochliomyia hominivorax

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We describe 2 patients with severe orbital myiasis due to Cochliomyia hominivorax (of the order Diptera and the family Calliphoridae) who had underlying skin carcinomas and were treated with oral ivermectin and debridement. We suggest that ivermectin plays an important role in the treatment of severe cases of myiasis.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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