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American woman treated for rare tissue infection in eye at Delhi hospital

She had consulted doctors in the US, but the myiasis (botfly) could not be removed and doctors discharged her on few symptomatic relief medications

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American woman treated for rare tissue infection in eye at Delhi hospital New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) An American woman, who had recently visited the Amazon forests, was diagnosed with a rare case of myiasis, a type of tissue infection, in her eye and underwent a "successful surgery at a private facility here, hospital authorities claimed on Monday.

During the operation, "three live human botflies almost 2 cm in size" were removed from the 32-year-old woman, they said.
Myiasis is the infection of a fly larva (maggot) in human tissue. This occurs in tropical and subtropical areas The patient visited the emergency

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First Published: Feb 22 2022 | 1:25 AM IST

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