Urinary Canthariasis Due to Tenebrio molitor Larva in a Ten-Year-Old Boy

  • Mohammad Hassan Aelami Department of Pediatrics and Hand Hygiene and Infection Control Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Alireza Khooei Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Hamidreza Ghorbani Kidney Transplantation Complications Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Farrokh Seilanian-Toosi Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Elham Poustchi Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Bibi Razieh Hosseini-Farash Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Mashhad, Iran
  • Elham Moghaddas Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Keywords: Canthariasis; Bladder; Human; Child

Abstract

Canthariasis is a human disease caused by infestation of beetle larvae. We report here an unusual cause of urogenital in­fection due to Tenebrio molitor in a 10-year-old boy suffering from severe and intermittent suprapubic pain from Nehban­dan City, Northeastern Iran in 2018. After 9 months, three larvae were excreted. Keratinization of bladder wall was ob­served in histopathology. All laboratory evaluations were normal except for presence of microscopic hematuria. This re­port implicated that T. molitor could infest bladder accidentally and cause canthariasis and clinical symptoms that may lead to severe pain and bladder inflammation and hyperemia.

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Published
2019-08-03
How to Cite
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Aelami MH, Khooei A, Ghorbani H, Seilanian-Toosi F, Poustchi E, Hosseini-Farash BR, Moghaddas E. Urinary Canthariasis Due to Tenebrio molitor Larva in a Ten-Year-Old Boy. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 13(4):416-419.
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