Wound Myiasis in a Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man
Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 9 (2); 19659
January 24, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
April 22, 2014
May 9, 2014
M, Gozali Asl
N, Moghhtader Mojdehi
K. Wound Myiasis in a Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man,
Arch Clin Infect Dis.
Online ahead of Print
Wound myiasis is one of the common types of myiasis that demonstrates obligatory parasitic behavior.
A 62-year-old homeless man presented with an abnormally growing and ruptured neck mass containing worms. He had wound myiasis caused by the larva of Lucilia sericata in his previously punctured neck.
Lucilia sericata can cause both facultative and obligatory myiasis. Immunocompromised patients with diabetes, malignancies, and patients without any kind of nursery are at risk of wound myiasis. In addition, aggressive treatment is needed to prevent the secondary infections in case of obligatory infestation.
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