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Myiasis of Mandible Due to Lucilia sericata, in Diabetic Woman Patient: A Case Report

(2019) Myiasis of Mandible Due to Lucilia sericata, in Diabetic Woman Patient: A Case Report. ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

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Abstract

Introduction: Myiasis can be defined as the infestation of living tissues of humans and animals by dipterous eggs or larval stages that can penetrate the skin and soft tissues. Case Presentation: The aim of the study was to report an uncommon case of insect infestation in human tissues, called myiasis. The patient was a 62-year-old woman, with the larval presence in the jaw, who suffered from diabetes and anemia. She was originally from the rural areas of Khuzestan province, the southwest of Iran. She had a wound on her mandible with a foul-smelling mouth before preparing for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Her mandible and mouth were infested by 50 live larvae after three days of CABG. The larvae were examined in the pathology and parasitology department of the laboratory and definitely identified as Lucilia sericata. Conclusions: Myiasis can be a risk for elderly people, especially old patients. The primary control method is the prevention and repulsion of adult flies before they can cause any damage.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Myiasis; Lucilia sericata; Diabetic Patient
Subjects: QX Parasitology > QX 1-45 Parasitology
endocrine
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6327

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