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A case of uncomplicated urinary myiasis in a healthy female


Myiasis is the infestation of a mammal by fly larvae which thrive by feeding on, and occupying the host. Largely a problem in livestock, human infestations in rural tropical areas of the globe are not uncommon. Myiasis may involve the skin, eyes, nasal passages, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Cases of urinary myiasis are rare in the USA; however, it may occur in immunocompromised hosts, those with previous urologic instrumentation or those with poor socioeconomic status. We present a case of successful outpatient treatment of urinary myiasis in an immunocompetent female without prior urological history.

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