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Pulmonary myiasis is an unusual form of myiasis in humans and has been recently identified as a cause of eosinophilic pneumonia. We report the case of a 13-year-old Omani boy who presented to the Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in October 2014 with respiratory distress. Bronchial aspirates revealed features of eosinophilic pneumonia. Possible larvae identified in the cytology report, a high immunoglobulin E level and the patient history all indicated bronchial myiasis. The patient was treated with steroids and ventilation and has since been diseasefree with no long-term side-effects. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case of bronchial myiasis in Oman.


Myiasis Eosinophilic Pneumonia Case Report Oman.

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Aich, A., Al-Ismaili, S., Ramadhan, F. A., Al-Wardi, T. H. M., Al-Salmi, Q., & Al-Hashami, H. (2015). Eosinophilic Pneumonia in a Patient with Bronchial Myiasis : Case report and literature review. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 15(4), 546–549. Retrieved from

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