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January 1947

MYIASIS OF THE NOSE

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;45(1):112-116. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010119010
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

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