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MYIASIS OF THE NOSE

MYIASIS OF THE NOSE Abstract WITH the rapid change in residence among members of the medical profession, particularly those in the armed forces, many clinical problems arise involving conditions which many have never had an opportunity to see. In this paper 3 cases of myiasis of the nose are reported with a discussion of the causation, symptoms, pathologic aspects and treatment. INCIDENCE Myiasis is any disease caused by maggots or flies. In the United States, insect invaders carry on their greatest work of destruction among cattle. Effects were never seriously felt outside of Texas until the season of 1890, at which time the insect pests were reported from several other localities.Previous to the present century, there are only a few examples on record of myiasis of the human nose. There are a number of insects whose larvae may attack human beings. The best known are the common blow fly (Calliphora vomitoria), the saw fly References 1. Goldstein, M. A.: The Texas Screw-Worm and Its Invasion of the Nasal Cavities , Laryngoscope 3:335-340 ( (Dec.) ) 1897.Crossref 2. Robertson, C. M.: The Texas Screw Worm: Report of a Fatal Case , Laryngoscope 4:150-155 ( (March) ) 1898.Crossref 3. Strong, R. P.: Stitt's Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Tropical Diseases , ed. 6, Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company, 1942, vol. 2, pp. 1511-1515. 4. Ballenger, W. L.: Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear , ed. 4, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1914, pp. 289-290. 5. Ballenger, W. L., and Ballenger, H. C.: Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear , ed. 7, Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear , 1938, p. 103. 6. Coquerel, C.: Sur un nouveau cas de mort produit par le développement de larves de la Lucilia hominivorax dans le pharynx: description de la larve de ce diptère , Arch. gén. de méd. 13:685-691, 1859. 7. von Frantzius, A.: Ueber das Vorkommen von Fliegenlarven in der Nasenhöhle von Tropenbewohnern, die an Ozæna leiden , Arch. f. path. Anat. 43:98-107, 1868.Crossref 8. Foster, H.: Report of a Case of Two Hundred and Seven Screw Worms Taken from the Nose , Laryngoscope 3:341-342 ( (Dec.) ) 1897.Crossref 9. Scheppegrell, W.: The Use of Oil for the Destruction of Larvae in the Nasal Chambers , Laryngoscope 4:86-89 ( (Feb.) ) 1898.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1947 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010119010
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Abstract

Abstract WITH the rapid change in residence among members of the medical profession, particularly those in the armed forces, many clinical problems arise involving conditions which many have never had an opportunity to see. In this paper 3 cases of myiasis of the nose are reported with a discussion of the causation, symptoms, pathologic aspects and treatment. INCIDENCE Myiasis is any disease caused by maggots or flies. In the United States, insect invaders carry on their greatest work of destruction among cattle. Effects were never seriously felt outside of Texas until the season of 1890, at which time the insect pests were reported from several other localities.Previous to the present century, there are only a few examples on record of myiasis of the human nose. There are a number of insects whose larvae may attack human beings. The best known are the common blow fly (Calliphora vomitoria), the saw fly References 1. Goldstein, M. A.: The Texas Screw-Worm and Its Invasion of the Nasal Cavities , Laryngoscope 3:335-340 ( (Dec.) ) 1897.Crossref 2. Robertson, C. M.: The Texas Screw Worm: Report of a Fatal Case , Laryngoscope 4:150-155 ( (March) ) 1898.Crossref 3. Strong, R. P.: Stitt's Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Tropical Diseases , ed. 6, Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company, 1942, vol. 2, pp. 1511-1515. 4. Ballenger, W. L.: Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear , ed. 4, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1914, pp. 289-290. 5. Ballenger, W. L., and Ballenger, H. C.: Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear , ed. 7, Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear , 1938, p. 103. 6. Coquerel, C.: Sur un nouveau cas de mort produit par le développement de larves de la Lucilia hominivorax dans le pharynx: description de la larve de ce diptère , Arch. gén. de méd. 13:685-691, 1859. 7. von Frantzius, A.: Ueber das Vorkommen von Fliegenlarven in der Nasenhöhle von Tropenbewohnern, die an Ozæna leiden , Arch. f. path. Anat. 43:98-107, 1868.Crossref 8. Foster, H.: Report of a Case of Two Hundred and Seven Screw Worms Taken from the Nose , Laryngoscope 3:341-342 ( (Dec.) ) 1897.Crossref 9. Scheppegrell, W.: The Use of Oil for the Destruction of Larvae in the Nasal Chambers , Laryngoscope 4:86-89 ( (Feb.) ) 1898.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1947

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