A rare urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis: a case report

Oğuz, Ural; Reşorlu, Berkan; Çizmeci, Zeynep; Ünsal, Ali
September 2012
Turkish Journal of Urology;Sep2012, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p168
Academic Journal
Case Study
Myiasis is the infestation of body tissues or organs by dipterous fly species and is often associated with poor hygiene. Urogenital myiasis is uncommon, and Psychoda albipennis-induced urogenital myiasis is very rare. In this article, we present a case of urinary myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis. The patient claimed that he had observed more than 10 black-grayish-colored mobile particles in his urine. We identified them as the fourth stage of the moth fly Psychoda albipennis. The patient was a farmer and lived in Ankara, Turkey. He was treated with antibiotics, and there were no complications during or after treatment.


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