OFTALMOMIASIS POR OESTRUS ovis EN UN ÁREA URBANA AL SUR DEL PERÚ. REPORTE DE CASO.

Patricia Mamani-Quispe, Oscar Moreno-Loaiza

Resumen


Ophthalmomyiasis is the ocular infestation by dipterous larvae. It has been reported in patients from rural areas, poor hygiene, or contact with animals. However, there are reports of this infestation in urban areas. We present the case of a young patient without risk factors, from an urban area in southern Peru in whom we found 10 larvae at ocular conjunctiva. We identified the larvae as Oestrus ovis, a fly that usually infests sheep and goats as part of their life cycle. We made a brief review of the case, highlighting the importance of adequately identifying the species that cause myiasis as well as its life cycle.


Palabras clave


Miasis; larva; cuerpo extraño ocular; zoonosis

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