Revista argentina de microbiología
versión On-line ISSN 1851-7617
MENGHI, C. I.; GATTA, C. L. y OLIVA, A.. Otomyiasis by Cochliomyia hominivorax in two children from the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.3, pp. 176-178. ISSN 1851-7617.
Cochliomyia hominivorax causes 80% of human myiasis in Argentina. Nowadays, its geographic distribution covers tropical South America and an important region of Argentina. In the present report, two clinical cases of otomyiasis by C. hominivorax in pediatric patients assisted at the Hospital de Clinicas of Buenos Aires, Argentina are described. The relevance of the taxonomic identification lies in the fact that this species produces severe symptoms owing to the capacity of its larvae to drill the bones and cause the host's death.
Palabras llave : Cochliomyia hominivorax; Otomyiasis; Buenos Aires; Argentina.