Uncommon Human Urinary Tract Myiasis Due to Psychoda Sp. Larvae, Kashan, Iran: A Case Report

  • Sima RASTI Dept. of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
  • Rouhullah DEHGHANI Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Research Center, Department of Environmental Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
  • Hassan NAEIMI KHALEDI Laboratory of Shaheed Beheshti, Hospital, Kashan, Iran
  • Sayed Mahdi TAKHTFIROOZEH Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
  • Elahe CHIMEHI Dept. of Environmental Health, School of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
Myiasis, Urogenital, Psychoda sp


Contamination of human and animal body tissues with flies’ larvae and diptera cause myiasis. A 26 yr old female patient refers to Kashan Shahid Beheshti Hospital, central Iran because of urogenital infection, pain in the right part of stomach, smelly and reddish vaginal discharge and frequent urination. In the first checking, urine sample was taken. In the sample, active and alive larvae were seen. The live samples were taken to the Environmental Health Department Lab of Kashan University of Medical Sciences in clean glass jars. In the morphological survey, Psychoda sp larvae were identified. In Iran, this study is the first report of this species of larva that causes urinary myiasis. This fly larva is not carnivore or bloodsucker and feeds on bacterial agents. Observance of personal hygiene especially during defecation and urination is essential to prevent contamination of this type of myiasis.


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RASTI S, DEHGHANI R, NAEIMI KHALEDI H, TAKHTFIROOZEH SM, CHIMEHI E. Uncommon Human Urinary Tract Myiasis Due to Psychoda Sp. Larvae, Kashan, Iran: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 11(3):417-721.
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