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Ophthalmomyiasis in Hawaii.

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Title: Ophthalmomyiasis in Hawaii.
Authors: Kajioka, Eric H N
Nagao, Cherie F K
Karas, Stefan
Hardman, John M.
Navin, James J
Issue Date: Mar 2004
Abstract: Ophthalmomyiasis is the infestation of the eye by fly larvae. Commonly caused by Oestrus ovis, a female sheep botfly will accidentally deposit her larvae into a human eye, resulting in disease. Prompt recognition and treatment of this condition will improve patient care and reduce potential complications. We report a case of ophthalmomyiasis in a young man from Molokai who was infested while unloading a Christmas tree.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/53572
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2004



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