IVERMECTIN: A RAY OF HOPE IN AURAL MYIASIS
Abdur Rahman, Bhavana Srivastava and Zafar Masood Ansari*
Myiasis of the ear is an infestation of the ear or ear cavities by maggots (larval stage of flies). It is a case report of myiasis in external auditory canal near tympanic membrane in a 35 years old female patient presented with pain and discharge from the ear in the out-patient department (OPD) of ENT, in a tertiary care teaching hospital of Bareilly, U.P., India. 3 dead maggots were extruded out itself from her right external auditory meatus after treatment with ivermectin. Patient was managed with ivermectin and antibiotic was given to prevent secondary infection. Literature search revealed only few cases of aural myiasis and this is probably the first case of aural myiasis affecting external auditory canal successfully treated by ivermectin drug.
Keywords: Myiasis, external auditory canal, ivermectin.
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