Case Report

Case Report of Human Urinary Myiasis Caused by Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera: Psychodidae) with Morphological Description of Larva and Pupa


Background: Urinary myiasis is a form of myiasis caused mainly by larvae of Fannia scalaris, Musca, Sarcophaga, Lucilia, Wohlfahrtia, Calliphora, and rarely by Eristalis and Clogmia albipunctata.Methods: This report presents a case of female patient complaining of dysuria and frequency of micturition associ­ated with intermittent passage of small, motile, dark-colored worm-like organisms in urine. She was a married housewife aged 24 years old referred from the Tropical Outpatient Clinic of Beni-Suef University Hospital, Egypt. The patient was subjected to a full questionnaire sheet and investigations such as CBC, stool and urine analysis and uri­nary ul­traso­nography. Collected larvae and pupae from urine samples were examined macroscopically and micro­scopically.Results: The examined larvae and pupae belonged to C. albipunctata. Ivermectin was prescribed to the patient with complaint withdrawal and complete disappearance of the larvae from urine.Conclusion: This study reports the first case of urinary myiasis caused by C. albipunctata in Beni-Suef Governorate, the second in Egypt and third case worldwide. The study throws some light on the medical importance and manage­ment of urinary myiasis.

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Urinary myiasis Clogmia albipunctata Egypt

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El-Dib NA, Wahab WMAE, Hamdy DA, Ali MI. Case Report of Human Urinary Myiasis Caused by Clogmia albipunctata (Diptera: Psychodidae) with Morphological Description of Larva and Pupa. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 11(4):533-538.