Case report: Ophthalmomyiasis externa in Dallas County, Texas

Ellen Sigauke, Walter E. Beebe, Rita M. Gander, Dominick Cavuoti, Paul M. Southern

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Abstract

Ophthalmomyiasis externa is an uncommon condition in North America. If not recognized and managed accordingly, it can be complicated by the potentially fatal condition ophthalmomyiasis interna. Ophthalmomyiasis externa is mainly caused by the sheep bot fly Oestrus ovis; thus, it is more common in farming communities. We report a case of ophthalmomyiasis externa in a young woman from Dallas County, Texas, who had no known history of contact with farm animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-47
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume68
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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