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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 1888-1890
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.218


A Rare Case of Urinary Myiasis in an Immunocompetent Female
Yasmeen Fatima*, Ameena Afreen, Mohammed Nasar and K. Nagamani
Gandhi Medical College, Nimboliadda, Kachiguda, Hyderabad-500027, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Myiasis is a term used to describe the invasion of tissues or organs of vertebrates with the larvae of dipterous flies. It is largely a problem in livestock, human infestations in rural tropical areas of the globe is uncommon. Myiasis may involve the skin, eyes, nasal passages, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Urinary myiasis is caused mainly by larvae of Fannia scalaris, Musca, Sarcophaga, Lucilia, Wohlfahrtia, Calliphora. Cases of urinary myiasis are rare; however, it may occur in immunocompromised hosts, with previous urologic instrumentation or those with poor hygiene. This report presents a case of female patient complaining of intermittent passage of 3-5 small, motile, dark-colored worm-like organisms in urine since last 3 months. She was unmarried aged 24 years old, immunocompetent & healthy. She was subjected to a full questionnaire sheet and investigations such as CBC, urine analysis. Collected larva from urine samples were examined macroscopically and microscopically. The examined larva belonged to C. albipunctata. Ivermectin was prescribed to the patient with complete disappearance of larva from urine. The study throws some light on the medical importance and management of urinary myiasis. Observance of personal hygiene during defecation and urination is essential to prevent contamination of this type of myiasis.


Keywords: Immunocompetent, Fannia, Musca, Clogmia, Sarcophaga, Lucilia, Eristalis, Calliphora, Psychoda
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Dr. Yasmeen Fatima, Dr. Ameena Afreen, Dr. Mohammed  Nasar and Dr. Nagamani, K. 2019. A Rare Case of Urinary Myiasis in an Immunocompetent FemaleInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 1888-1890. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.218