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Cutaneous myiasis in a malignant wound of the head and neck region.
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PMID:  22337450     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: Myiasis is a parasitic infestation of vital tissue of humans or other mammals by dipterous larvae. Human myiasis is a rare clinic condition but more frequently seen in tropical and subtropical areas, in patients who have poor hygiene, have bad housing conditions, are with mental retardation, or have advanced age. We report a case of myiasis in a malignant wound (squamous cell carcinoma) in the head and neck region because a few literature reports were seen in this localization. The patient's treatment was antisepsis, larval removal, and general care preventions, whereas standard treatment options or guidelines are not available.
Tuba Bayndr; Mehmet T Cicek; Metin Atambay; Ahmet Kizilay
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e19-20     Citation Subset:  D    
From the Departments of *Otolaryngology and †Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, I˙nönü University, Malatya, Turkey.
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