Persistent eyelid swelling in a child: lest myiasis be forgot

Karadag-Oncel E., CENGİZ A. B., Ozer-Bekmez B.

European Journal of Pediatrics, vol.173, no.12, pp.1649, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 173 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00431-013-2218-x
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1649
  • Keywords: Children, Eyelid swelling, Myiasis
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Myiasis involving the eyelid is uncommon. Herein, we present an 8-year-old boy who was diagnosed with preseptal cellulitis, yet a single larva was eventually extracted from his eyelid.