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Uncommon human urinary tract myiasis due to Psychoda sp. Larvae, Kashan, Iran: A case report

(2016) Uncommon human urinary tract myiasis due to Psychoda sp. Larvae, Kashan, Iran: A case report. Iranian Journal of Parasitology.

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Abstract

Contamination of human and animal body tissues with flies’ larvae and diptera cause myiasis. A 26 yr old female patient refers to Kashan Shahid Beheshti Hospital, central Iran because of urogenital infection, pain in the right part of stomach, smelly and red-dish vaginal discharge and frequent urination. In the first checking, urine sample was taken. In the sample, active and alive larvae were seen. The live samples were taken to the Environmental Health Department Lab of Kashan University of Medical Sciences in clean glass jars. In the morphological survey, Psychoda sp larvae were identified. In Iran, this study is the first report of this species of larva that causes urinary myiasis. This fly larva is not carnivore or bloodsucker and feeds on bacterial agents. Obser-vance of personal hygiene especially during defecation and urination is essential to prevent contamination of this type of myiasis. © 2016, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: adult; Article; case report; female; human; Iran; muscle cramp; myiasis; nausea; Psychoda; stomach pain; urinary tract myiasis; urogenital tract infection; weight reduction
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System > WJ 400-600 Ureter. Bladder. Urethra
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4149

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