Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda albipennis in a Female Child in Libya

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2019-08-03
Authors
Gashout, Aisha
Amro, Ahmad
Hamarsheh, Omar
Al-Dwibe, Hamida
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Urogenital myiasis is a parasitic infestation caused by larvae of Psychoda spp. and it is very rare in humans. A 10- year old female was presented with urogenital myiasis and 4th stage Larvae of Psychoda albipennis (Diptera: Psychodidae) were found in urine. The patient was complained of painful sensation, discomfort and burning while urination. Urinary tract antiseptics were prescribed for the patient and advised to drink plenty of water for hydration. Local health authorities should take proper measures to maintain hygienic conditions for the people under risk.
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Myiasis, Psychoda albipennis, urogenital myiasis, Libya
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Amro A, Aisha G, Omar H, Hamida A. Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda Albipennis in a Female Child in Libya. Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2019; 43(3): 152-4.