Research Article| Volume 47, ISSUE 1, P23-26, January 2009

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Treatment of oral myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax: two cases treated with ivermectin


      The term myiasis is applied to the injurious action that larvae of certain diptera cause to the organism of vertebrate animals in the living or dead tissue in which they grow. Because of its great destructive potential, appropriate and preventative treatment are necessary. Among the sites of infestation, the human mouth is a common site, mainly in tropical countries. We present two cases of oral myiasis caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax spp. Ivermectin is an extremely effective semi-synthetic macrolides, in the treatment of this condition.


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