BMJ Case Reports 2018; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-223535
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Larval infestation of chronic ischaemic leg ulcer

  1. Ahmed Subahi
  1. Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Walid Ibrahim, wibrahim{at}
  • Accepted 18 December 2017
  • Published 9 January 2018


Several cases of obligatory wound myiasis have been reported in the medical literature.1–3 For a long time, such infestation was perceived as a complication of poor quality wound care in patients with chronic ulcers. There are only three cases of wound myiasis reported in the literature. Demirel et al reported on a 68-year-old male patient with larvae infestations of diabetic wound that were discovered during surgical debridement.3 Another two cases of traumatic larval infestation associated with …

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