TOHOKU JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.206, no.2, pp.125-130, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
Myiasis is a disease caused by fly larvae. The term "myiasis" is derived from the Greek word "myia" meaning fly. Aural myiasis is a rare clinical state and occurs frequently in children. In this article, six children with aural myiasis, caused by the fly larvae, are reported because of unusual presentation. All of the children with aural myiasis were associated with chronic otitis media. In the treatment, a combination of suctioning and alligator forceps was used to remove maggots under the light microscopic field. Additionally, antibiotics were used in all children. Thus, aural myiasis is successfully treated by direct extraction of larvae and application of preventative methods. - myiasis; fly larvae; chronic otitis media; maggots; children (c) 2005 Tohoku University Medical Press.