A Case of Extensive Wound Myiasis Caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a Patient with Maxillary Sinus Squamous Cell Carci¬noma, in Turkey

  • Filiz Demirel-Kaya Department of Medical Microbiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ömer Orkun Department of Parasitology, Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ayşe Çakmak Department of Parasitology, Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • A Çağkan İnkaya Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Unit, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Murat Öcal Department of Medical Microbiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Sibel Erguven Department of Medical Microbiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords:
Myiasis, Squamous cell carcinoma, Lucilia sericata

Abstract

The larvae causing myiasis can lead extensive tissue destruction, invasion into deep tissues and secondary infec­tions. Poor hygiene, low socioeconomic condition and presence of open wounds are the most important predisposing factors. This case report describes destructive wound myiasis in a 58-year-old male patient diagnosed with maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma who lives in a rural area in Ankara, Turkey. Approximately 200 larvae were collected and identified as Lucilia sericata by morphological examination. Myiasis should be considered especially when the patient has open extensive lesions such as malignant wounds.

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Published
2016-05-05
How to Cite
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Demirel-Kaya F, Orkun Ömer, Çakmak A, İnkaya A Çağkan, Öcal M, Erguven S. A Case of Extensive Wound Myiasis Caused by Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a Patient with Maxillary Sinus Squamous Cell Carci¬noma, in Turkey. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 10(2):268-281.
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