E-ISSN 2146-3077
Case Report
Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda albipennis in a Woman
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye  
2 Namık Kemal Üniversitesi, Fen‐Edebiyat Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü, Tekirdağ, Türkiye  
3 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Parazitoloji Bilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye  
4 Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 174-176

Key Words: Psychoda albipennis, urogenital myiasis, human
Abstract

We report the case of urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis in a 50-year-old female patient who had a urinary bladder surgery at Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine. After the surgery she returned to the hospital claiming that she had seen small, white colored, active particles in her urine. The examination of the material revealed the presence of 3 larvae, which were identified as the fourth stage of the moth fly Psychoda albipennis. The complaints of the patient disappeared after antibiotic and antiseptic treatment of the infested area. This case is of special interest due to the fact that parasites were seen after urinary bladder surgery.

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