Myiasis in an 89-year-old man with non-hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Afshin Mohammad Alizadeh Departmentof Bone Marrow Transplantation, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nasim Zamani Department of Clinical Toxicology, Loghman Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: immune-compromised host, lymphoma, myiasis, oral

Abstract

Myiasis is due to the opportunistic dipterous larvae feeding on viable or necrotic tissues of the host occurring throughout the world. We report a case of oral myiasis in an immune-compromised patient suffering from nonHodgkin lymphoma. We  would like  to  emphasize that such ectoparasitic infections may happen in  immuno- compromised patients and oral hygiene should be evaluated in all of these patients.

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Alizadeh AM, Zamani N. Myiasis in an 89-year-old man with non-hodgkin lymphoma. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 8(1):117-118.
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