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Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2019 Sep 10;43(3):152-154. doi: 10.4274/tpd.galenos.2019.6135.

Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda albipennis in a Female Child in Libya

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1
Alquds University Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Molecular Microboiology, Jerusalem, İsrail
2
University of Tripoli Faculty of Medical Technology, Tripoli, Libya
3
Alquds University Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Molecular Biology, Jerusalem, İsrail
4
University of Tripoli, Dermatology Department, Department of Dermatology, Tripoli, Libya

Abstract

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Urogenital myiasis is a parasitic infestation caused by larvae of Psychoda spp. and it is very rare in humans. A 10- year old female was presented with urogenital myiasis and 4th stage Larvae of Psychoda albipennis (Diptera: Psychodidae) were found in urine. The patient was complained of painful sensation, discomfort and burning while urination. Urinary tract antiseptics were prescribed for the patient and advised to drink plenty of water for hydration. Local health authorities should take proper measures to maintain hygienic conditions for the people under risk.

KEYWORDS:

Myiasis; Psychoda albipennis; urogenital myiasis; Libya

PMID:
31502807
DOI:
10.4274/tpd.galenos.2019.6135
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