A rare case report of aural myiasis in a 24-day old neonate in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Abraham, Zephania Saitabau
dc.contributor.author Ntunaguzi, Daudi
dc.contributor.author Kahinga, Aveline Aloyce
dc.contributor.author Lengine, Emmanuel Ole
dc.contributor.author Mhamilawa, Lwidiko Edward
dc.contributor.author Massawe, Enica Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-24T13:41:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-24T13:41:27Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Abraham, Z. S., Ntunaguzi, D., Kahinga, A. A., Lengine, E. O., Mhamilawa, L. E., & Massawe, E. R. (2019). A rare case report of aural myiasis in a 24-day old neonate in Tanzania. International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 5(5), 1397 - 1399. en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20193891
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12661/2570
dc.description Full text article. Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20193891 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aural myiasis refers to the infestation of the ear by the larvae of certain dipterous flies. The disease-producing flies prefer a warm and humid environment and higher incidence occur in tropics and subtropics of Africa and America. Aural myiasis is rare during neonatal life and children with tendencies of poking the ear need immediate review by otorhinolaryngologists for thorough otological review. The objective is thus to report the case of a 24-day old neonate who was diagnosed to have aural myiasis upon otoendoscopy at a private health facility in Tanzania. This is the first reported case of neonatal aural myiasis in our country. Neonates with tendencies to poke ears and with irritability should be handled with care by having immediate Otorhinolaryngologist review to exclude aural pathologies such as aural myiasis. Removal of the maggot, instilling ototopical antibiotics admixed with aural antiseptics, systemic antibiotics and close follow up for meticulous aural toilet remains the main stay in management of aural myiasis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Scientific Research Publishing en_US
dc.subject Neonate en_US
dc.subject Fly larvae en_US
dc.subject Neonatal aural myiasis en_US
dc.subject Newborn en_US
dc.subject Myiasis en_US
dc.subject Aural myiasis en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title A rare case report of aural myiasis in a 24-day old neonate in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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