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Myiasis in an 89-year-old man with non-hodgkin lymphoma.

Alizadeh AM, Zamani N - J Arthropod Borne Dis (2013)

Bottom Line: Myiasis is due to the opportunistic dipterous larvae feeding on viable or necrotic tissues of the host occurring throughout the world.We report a case of oral myiasis in an immune-compromised patient suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.We would like to emphasize that such ectoparasitic infections may happen in immunocompromised patients and oral hygiene should be evaluated in all of these patients.

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Affiliation: Departmentof Bone Marrow Transplantation, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Myiasis is due to the opportunistic dipterous larvae feeding on viable or necrotic tissues of the host occurring throughout the world. We report a case of oral myiasis in an immune-compromised patient suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We would like to emphasize that such ectoparasitic infections may happen in immunocompromised patients and oral hygiene should be evaluated in all of these patients.

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Myiasis in an 89-year-old man with non-hodgkin lymphoma.

Alizadeh AM, Zamani N - J Arthropod Borne Dis (2013)

Larvae in the necrotic maxillary bone, base of the last molar tooth
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4289506&req=5

f1-jad-8-117: Larvae in the necrotic maxillary bone, base of the last molar tooth
Bottom Line: Myiasis is due to the opportunistic dipterous larvae feeding on viable or necrotic tissues of the host occurring throughout the world.We report a case of oral myiasis in an immune-compromised patient suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.We would like to emphasize that such ectoparasitic infections may happen in immunocompromised patients and oral hygiene should be evaluated in all of these patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departmentof Bone Marrow Transplantation, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Myiasis is due to the opportunistic dipterous larvae feeding on viable or necrotic tissues of the host occurring throughout the world. We report a case of oral myiasis in an immune-compromised patient suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We would like to emphasize that such ectoparasitic infections may happen in immunocompromised patients and oral hygiene should be evaluated in all of these patients.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus