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Cochliomyia Hominivorax


Presentation

  • We present two cases of oral myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax spp. Ivermectin is an extremely effective semi-synthetic macrolides, in the treatment of this condition.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This article presents a case involving a patient with oral myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax and treated with ivermectin and nitrofurazone.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Healing was uneventful in the 2 cases presented and no adverse reactions were observed during the treatment after 2 months of follow-up. The maggots of both patients were identified as Cochliomyia hominivorax.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Healing was uneventful in the six cases presented, and no undesirable reactions were observed throughout the period of treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract We present the results of a study on myiasis in Panama during the first years of a Cochliomyia hominivorax eradication program (1998-2005), with the aim of investigating the behavior of the flies that produce myiasis in animals and human beings[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Foul Smelling Discharge
  • Moreover, the poor personal hygiene attracted the flies, and the foul-smelling discharge from the wound favoured the female's oviposition.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Periodontitis
  • We report a rare case of periodontal myiasis by New World screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax, an obligatory larval parasite, in a 66-year-old woman.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Flushing
  • Flushing the wound with nitrofurazone caused the maggots to endure a liquid-filled anaerobic environment. Healing was uneventful in the 2 cases presented and no adverse reactions were observed during the treatment after 2 months of follow-up.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Posterior spiracles in a more or less distinct pit or depression, vestigial button usually present; integument rather smooth Sarcophaga Posterior spiracles flush with surface; integument rather spiny ( Western Hemisphere ) ............................[web.archive.org]
Dermatitis
  • We report a 26-year-old woman with a history of seborrheic dermatitis and recent trip to Brazil. She presented with a seven days history of suppurating wounds in the parieto-occipital area of the scalp.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Aphasia
  • This article aimed to report a case of myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax in the palate of a patient with primary progressive aphasia, which was successfully treated through mechanical removal of larvae plus administration of ivermectin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This article aimed to report a case of myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax in the palate of a patient with primary progressive aphasia, which was successfully treated through mechanical removal of larvae plus administration of ivermectin .[journals.lww.com]

Treatment

  • Healing was uneventful in the six cases presented, and no undesirable reactions were observed throughout the period of treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Ivermectin is an extremely effective semi-synthetic macrolides, in the treatment of this condition.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Finally, it is expected that this study encourages the health care professionals to improve the treatment of incapable patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • We suggest that ivermectin plays an important role in the treatment of severe cases of myiasis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Treatment of ophthalmomyiasis involves removal or destruction of the larvae, if alive, and appropriate management of any sequelae. Preventive measures may not always be successful.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Etiology

  • Myiasis is usually caused by flies of the Calliphoridae family, and Cochliomyia hominivorax is the etiological agent most frequently found in myiasis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiological, clinical, analytical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and follow-up data were collected from clinical files.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • A glossary of entomological and epidemiological terms is included, along with a list of commonly used insecticides and their trade names.[books.google.it]
  • STEVENS, Parasite epidemiology in a changing world: can molecular phylogeography help us tell the wood from the trees?, Parasitology, 10.1017/S0031182012001060, 139, 14, (1924-1938), (2012).[doi.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website.[doi.org]
  • Preventive measures may not always be successful.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Because of its great destructive potential, appropriate and preventative treatment are necessary. Among the sites of infestation, the human mouth is a common site, mainly in tropical countries.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • There is a need to implement a program for prevention of myiasis, in which the population is made aware not only of the importance of good personal hygiene and home sanitation but also of the degree of implication of flies in the occurrence and development[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In this barrier, sterile flies are continuously released to prevent reinfestation from South America. In 1988, the fly established in Libya, North Africa and was eradicated from there by 1991.[wiki.pestinfo.org]

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