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Aural myiasis in a neonate in peninsular Malaysia

Nazni Wasi Ahmad1*, Anuar Ismail2, John Jeffery3, Sa'diyah Ibrahim1, Azahari Abdul Hadi1, Mohd Noor Ibrahim1, Heo Chong Chin4 and Lee Han Lim1

Author Affiliations

1 Medical Entomology Unit, Infectious Diseases Research Centre, Institute For Medical Research, Jalan Pahang 50588, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2 Kedah State Vector Control Program, 1474, Taman Uda, Jalan Sultanah 05350, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

3 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, 50600 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4 Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

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Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2:63  doi:10.1186/1756-3305-2-63

Published: 15 December 2009

Abstract

Myiasis is a pathological condition in humans and animals caused by various species of dipterous larvae. Myiasis which occurs in a newborn baby is referred as neonatal myiasis. It is a rare condition and there are only a few reports to date. A case of neonatal aural myiasis in a two day old infant is reported in this paper.