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

Rasti, S. and Dehghani, R. and Naeimi Khaledi, H. and Takhtfiroozeh, S.M. and Chimehi, E. (2016) Uncommon human urinary tract myiasis due to Psychoda sp. Larvae, Kashan, Iran: A case report. Iranian Journal of Parasitology, 11 (3). pp. 417-421.

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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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Subjects: Parasitology
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Environmental health
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Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 21:18
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 21:18
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/205

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