Urogenital (by Psychoda albipennis (Diptera: Nematocera)) and Intestinal Myiasis (by Fannia canicularis (Diptera: Fanniidae)) in Kırıkkale/Turkey: Report Two Cases
Urinary myiasis is mainly caused by the larvae of Psychoda albipennis, Fannia scalaris, Musca spp., Sarcophaga spp., Lucilia spp., Wohlfahrtia spp., Calliphora spp., and rarely by Eristalis tenax, Cordylobia anthropophaga and Clogmia albipunctata. Intestinal myiasis is caused by the larvae of Fannia canicularis, Eristalis tenax, Musca domestica, Calliphora vicina and rarely by Clogmia (Telmatoscopus) albipunctatus. The first case is a 47-year-old woman with difficulty in urination, frequent urination, haematuria, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, urinary incontinence and occasional small, moving, dark colored worm-like organisms in her urine for 4-5 months. The second case is an 8-year-old boy who complained of yellowish worm-like organisms in his feces, teeth grinding and to saliva in sleep for some time. These patients were referred to our department from the Department of Infectious Diseases of Medical Faculty Hospital in Kirikkale University. The larvae brought by the patient in separate containers were examined macroscopically and microscopically. The examined larvae were identified as Psyhcoda albipennis in urine and Fannia canicularis in faeces. In these cases, Psychoda albipennis was the second case in urine, while Fannia canicularis was the first case in feces in Kirikkale. It was found interesting that the mother and her son had different myiasis factors at the same time. This study shed slight on the medical importance of urinary and intestinal myiasis.
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