There are a limited number of parasites that involve the human ear, with most being arthropods, such as ticks, mites, and fly larvae. The helminth Lagochilascaris minor can also rarely infect the middle ear and surrounding anatomic structures. This chapter provides an overview of these parasites, with an emphasis on their biology, associated clinical manifestations. Diagnosis and treatment of infection/infestation will also be covered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Infection and Immunity|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
ASJC Scopus subject areas