Neonatal myiasis: a case report


Cetinkaya M., ÖZKAN H. , Koeksal N. , Coskun Ş. Z. , Hacimustafaoglu M. K. , GİRİŞGİN O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.50, no.6, pp.581-584, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.581-584
  • Keywords: myiasis, aural, ocular, neonate, Lucilia, CHILDREN

Abstract

Myiasis is a disease caused by fly larvae. Although adult cases have been reported, neonatal myiasis is a rare condition and there are few reports about this subject. In this article, we report a 12-day-old female neonate who was referred to us due to larvae in her eyes and ears. She was infected with Lucilia spp. larvae and was treated with proper antibiotics.