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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 238-243

Myiasis in Republic of Yemen (cutaneous myiasis three cases reported and genito-urinary myiasis three cases reported)

Assistant Prof. of Dermatology and Venereology, Al-Kuwait University Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Sana'a University Medical School, Sana'a, Yemen

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Dr. Mohammed Abdul Qader Al-Malmi
Al Hasabah Zone, Near High Justice Institute, P.O. Box 3838, Sana'a
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.151778

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Myiasis is a condition resulting from the invasion of living human and animal's tissues by larval stages of flies. study the cutaneous and genito-urinary myiasis in the Republic of Yemen. Two females and one male, Yemeni patient 12-30 years old presented with urethra-genital discharge, burning, and difficulty during micturition (dysuria). They saw whitish brownish blackish like worms passed in their urine. Three males, Yemeni patients 2 months to 30 years old had solitary and multiple furuncle like skin lesions in upper left thigh (myiasis pubis), right buttock (myiasis neonatorum) and in the upper trunk. It was associated with stabbing pain (caused by creeping a foreign body subcutaneously). The duration varied from 2 days to 1 week. The larvae were detected in the urine and the skin lesions. Swab from the urethral discharge was not specific. I used the forceps accidentally and gently caught the larvae and removed them from the fruncular skin lesions. The clinical data and detection of the larvae showed the two females and one male case were genito-urinary myiasis, which caused by latrine Fannia fly larvae during defecation or sleeping and ended spontaneously. The three male patients had cutaneous myiasis, and the causative agent was the larvae of the tumbu fly, Cordylobia anthropophaga species. It penetrates the patients' normal skin and removed by forceps or squeezing the skin lesion by the patient himself thinking that is abscess to remove the pus. Cutaneous and genito-urinary myiasis was not rare in the Republic of Yemen. Health education, hygiene, and control the flies restrict the incidence of this disease.

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