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January 1954

MYIASIS MALIGNA OF NOSE AND EARS IN CEYLON: Recommendation of a New Treatment

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AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(1):104-107. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050116014

IT SHALL be the task of this paper to discuss myiasis maligna in Ceylon and to recommend a new treatment.

There are only a few reports, as far as can be traced here, published about myiasis maligna. Keiser1 wrote in 1948 about myiasis of the eye; Zumpt2 wrote about myiasis in human beings and in animals in Africa in 1951; Galliard3 gave a similar report about the conditions in Tonkin, Indochina; Wright and Patton4 published from India some reports about infections with maggots caused as in our cases by Chrysomyia bezziana. It must be added that, on the continent, for centuries surgeons purposely infected wounds with maggots, because the maggots eat up the necrotic parts and clean the wounds. But on the continent the C. bezziana species is unknown.

The C. bezziana species, which is mostly responsible for myiasis maligna, as I would like to call

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