E-ISSN 2146-3077
Case Report
Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda albipennis (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a Woman in Siirt
1 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Van, Türkiye  
2 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Van, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2015; 39: 316-318
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2015.4413
Key Words: Psychoda, myiasis, urogenital, Siirt

Urogenital myiasis cases occurring with the settlement of larvae of flies belonging to the order Diptera are facultative and are rarely encountered in humans. In this study, urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis in a 20-year-old female patient was presented. The patient was admitted to our hospital with complaints of nausea, vomiting, and dysuria and claimed that she saw motile larvae in her urine. Five larvae collected from the patient’s urine were microscopically examined, and they were identified as fourth-stage larvae of Psychoda albipennis. Complaints of the patient ceased after the application of an antibiotic and urinary antiseptic. It was concluded that myiasis should be considered in patients with urogenital complaints. 

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