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A rare urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis: a case report

Author(s): Ural Oğuz | Berkan Reşorlu | Zeynep Çizmeci | Ali Ünsal

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 38;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 168;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Psychoda albipennis | urinary myiasis

Myiasis is the infestation of body tissues or organs by dipterous fly species and is often associated with poor hygiene. Urogenital myiasis is uncommon, and Psychoda albipennis-induced urogenital myiasis is very rare. In this article, we present a case of urinary myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis. The patient claimed that he had observed more than 10 black-grayish-colored mobile particles in his urine. We identified them as the fourth stage of the moth fly Psychoda albipennis. The patient was a farmer and lived in Ankara, Turkey. He was treated with antibiotics, and there were no complications during or after treatment.

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