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Vidi, vini, vinci: External ophthalmomyiasis infection that occurred, and was diagnosed and treated in a single day: A rare case report.

Thakur K, Singh G, Chauhan S, Sood A - Oman J Ophthalmol (2009)

Bottom Line: Oestrus ovis (sheep nasal botfly) belonging to family Oestridae is the most common cause of human myiasis.In this case report the occurrence, diagnosis and treatment all took place in the setting of a single day.The taxonomic identification of fly is also important as some fly species are capable of penetrating deeper tissues of eyes, which is sight threatening.

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Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, DRRPGMC, Tanda, India.

ABSTRACT
Ophthalmomyiasis is an infestation of eye with larvae or maggots of certain flies. Oestrus ovis (sheep nasal botfly) belonging to family Oestridae is the most common cause of human myiasis. We describe here an acute presentation of a case of external ophthalmomyiasis, i.e., infestation of conjunctiva due to first instar larvae of Oestrus ovis. In this case report the occurrence, diagnosis and treatment all took place in the setting of a single day. Prompt treatment by removal of larvae mechanically followed by instillation of antibiotic and steroid eye drops helped to prevent serious complications. The taxonomic identification of fly is also important as some fly species are capable of penetrating deeper tissues of eyes, which is sight threatening.

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Figure 0001: Maggot removed from the patient showing translucent, segmented body and two large dark oral hooks connected to a white cephalopharyngeal skeleton

Mentions: The retrieved larvae were sent to the microbiology laboratory in the normal saline for identification. These were seen as white, about 1.5 mm × 0.5 mm in size, motile larvae in wet mount. Later on these were mounted on slides and presumptively identified microscopically as larvae of O. ovis, and subsequently confirmed by an entomologist at the local university as first instar larvae of O. ovis. The prominent identifying features of the larvae included the segmented translucent body, and white cephalopharyngeal skeleton with characteristic pair of curved, dark oral hooklets [Figures 1 and 2].


Vidi, vini, vinci: External ophthalmomyiasis infection that occurred, and was diagnosed and treated in a single day: A rare case report.

Thakur K, Singh G, Chauhan S, Sood A - Oman J Ophthalmol (2009)

Maggot removed from the patient showing translucent, segmented body and two large dark oral hooks connected to a white cephalopharyngeal skeleton
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Figure 0001: Maggot removed from the patient showing translucent, segmented body and two large dark oral hooks connected to a white cephalopharyngeal skeleton
Mentions: The retrieved larvae were sent to the microbiology laboratory in the normal saline for identification. These were seen as white, about 1.5 mm × 0.5 mm in size, motile larvae in wet mount. Later on these were mounted on slides and presumptively identified microscopically as larvae of O. ovis, and subsequently confirmed by an entomologist at the local university as first instar larvae of O. ovis. The prominent identifying features of the larvae included the segmented translucent body, and white cephalopharyngeal skeleton with characteristic pair of curved, dark oral hooklets [Figures 1 and 2].

Bottom Line: Oestrus ovis (sheep nasal botfly) belonging to family Oestridae is the most common cause of human myiasis.In this case report the occurrence, diagnosis and treatment all took place in the setting of a single day.The taxonomic identification of fly is also important as some fly species are capable of penetrating deeper tissues of eyes, which is sight threatening.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, DRRPGMC, Tanda, India.

ABSTRACT
Ophthalmomyiasis is an infestation of eye with larvae or maggots of certain flies. Oestrus ovis (sheep nasal botfly) belonging to family Oestridae is the most common cause of human myiasis. We describe here an acute presentation of a case of external ophthalmomyiasis, i.e., infestation of conjunctiva due to first instar larvae of Oestrus ovis. In this case report the occurrence, diagnosis and treatment all took place in the setting of a single day. Prompt treatment by removal of larvae mechanically followed by instillation of antibiotic and steroid eye drops helped to prevent serious complications. The taxonomic identification of fly is also important as some fly species are capable of penetrating deeper tissues of eyes, which is sight threatening.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus