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Intestinal myiasis caused by Muscina stabulans

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Author(s): Shivekar S | Senthil K | Srinivasan R | Sureshbabu L | Chand P | Shanmugam J | Gopal R

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
ISSN 0255-0857

Volume: 26;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Albendazole | intestinal myiasis | Muscina stabulans

ABSTRACT
Intestinal maggots were isolated from a patient, who had reported to the Department of General Medicine of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry, in southern India with complaints of abdominal distress, bloating of abdomen and intestinal hurry following a meal. He was diagnosed as a case of intestinal myiasis. Maggots obtained from his stool were identified to be Muscina stabulans based on characteristic patterns of posterior spiracles. He was treated with purgatives and albendazole. This intestinal myiasis case caused by M. stabulans is reported here because of its rare occurrence and the need to establish a correct diagnosis.

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