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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Werminghaus, P; Hoffmann, TK; Mehlhorn, H; Bas, M 
Title:
Aural myiasis in a patient with Alzheimer's disease. 
Abstract:
Myiasis is a disease caused by fly larvae feeding on the host's tissue. We report on a 49-year-old patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease with aural myiasis. Clinical examination revealed sanguineous and smeary otorrhoea on the left side with 16 alive maggots occupying the ear. They were removed from the external auditory canal and classified as larvae of the family Sarcophagida. Aural manifestation of myiasis may become dangerous if the petrous bone is affected. Entomological aspects, clini...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
265 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
851-3 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0937-4477 
TUM Institution:
Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenklinik und Poliklinik