Wound Myiasis in a Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man

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Mohammad Yasin 1 , * , Nina Gozali Asl 1 , Amirhossein Moghhtader Mojdehi 1 , Masoud Mardani 2 , Kamran Akbarzadeh 3

1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Loghman Teaching Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

3 Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Yasin M, Gozali Asl N, Moghhtader Mojdehi A, Mardani M, Akbarzadeh K. Wound Myiasis in a Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man, Arch Clin Infect Dis. Online ahead of Print ; 9(2):19659. doi: 10.5812/archcid.19659.

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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 9 (2); 19659
Published Online: January 24, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 22, 2014
Accepted: May 9, 2014
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Abstract

Introduction: Wound myiasis is one of the common types of myiasis that demonstrates obligatory parasitic behavior.

Case Presentation: 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.

Discussion: 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.

Keywords

Myiasis Ectoparasitic Infestations Wound Lucilia sericata

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