Auricular Myiasis in Children: Unexpected Foreign Bodies

Chaouki A, Ballage A, Beghdad M, Mkhatri A, Abada R, Rouadi S, Roubal M and Mahtar M

Published on: 2019-08-07


Myiasis is the invasion and feeding on living tissues of humans or animals by fly larvae; the aural myiasis is not a common infestation, rare in adults but frequent in children with neglected chronic suppurative otorrhea and poor personal hygiene. The most common pathological symptoms of aural myiasis are otalgia and otorrhea, the diagnosis is usually through physical examination, and rarely through diagnostic images are the cases rarely reported, and there are no published guidelines for diagnosis or treatment of this disease. We report a rare case of a child with aural myaisis, with a maggot at the right ear; in treatment a combination of maggot extraction, Saline irrigation, concomitant suction and 3 mg of ivermectine were administrated with an encouraging results.