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Human nasal myiasis caused by oestrus ovis: two case reports and review of the literature

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey

B-ENT 2021; 17: 121-123
DOI: 10.5152/B-ENT.2021.21301
Read: 44 Downloads: 12 Published: 14 September 2021

Oestrus ovis–induced nasal myiasis is generally self-limiting, mild, and extremely rare in humans. Nasal myiasis should be excluded in every patient who has nasal complaints and feels a foreign body moving in the nasal passage. Two patients were admitted to our clinic with the complaint of worms coming out of their noses. Physical examinations of the patients were normal. Endoscopic sinus sur-gery was performed in case 1 in which larvae were observed in paranasal computed tomography (CT). In case 2, nasal irrigation and monitoring were recommended owing to a normal CT scan. No additional complaints or recurrences were observed in either patient during the 3-month period. In this article, management of cases, removal of living worms, supportive treatment, and morphological features of worms are explained in light of the current literature.

Cite this article as: Gür ÖE, Öztürk Yılmaz G, Ensari N, Arslan MÖ. Human nasal myiasis caused by oestrus ovis: two case reports and review of the literature. B-ENT 2021; 17(2): 121-3.

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