Korean J Parasitol.  1999 Mar;37(1):51-53. 10.3347/kjp.1999.37.1.51.

An aural myiasis case in a 54-year-old male farmer in Korea

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon, Korea.

Abstract

A 54-year-old male farmer residing in Chunchon, Korea, complaining of blood tinged discharge and tinnitus in the left ear for two days, was examined in August 16, 1996. Otoscopic examination revealed live maggots from the ear canal. The patient did not complain of any symptoms after removal of maggots. Five maggots recovered were identified as the third stage larvae of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae). This is the first record of aural myiasis in Korea.

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