Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Psychoda Albipennis: A Case Report

KARAGÜZEL E., KUTLU O., Buruk K., Okatan A. E., OZGUR G. K.

JOURNAL OF UROLOGICAL SURGERY, vol.2, no.4, pp.195-196, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jus.360
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-196
  • Keywords: Urogenital myiasis, Psychoda albipennis, larva
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Urogenital myiasis is one of the parasitic diseases of the urinary system. We report a case of urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis in a 64-year-old male patient. The patient who was admitted to our clinic with the complaints of dysuria and urinary discharge of larvae lasted for a month, brought along the larvae which were examined in the microbiology laboratory. The examination of larvae revealed that they were the fourthstage larvae of the moth fly Psychoda albipennis. The patient, whose physical examination and laboratory investigations were normal, was treated with oral hydration, antiseptic and antibiotics.