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Case Report
Myiasis Phenomenon in a Patient Receiving Maggot Debridement Therapy
1 İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye  
2 İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Yara Bakım Ünitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018; 42: 229-232
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2018.5846
Key Words: Wound, MDT, myiasis, Sarcophaga sp.



Objective: Classical treatment was administered on the wound on the left foot of the patient, but no improvement was observed. When advised to undergo amputation, the patient came to the wound care unit to treat the larval wound. It was observed that the wound had been wormed while the patient was undergoing larval treatment. Interestingly, this incidental encounter was thought to be appropriate for case presentation.


Methods: The larvae seen in the left hand of the patient were removed using forceps and sent to a laboratory. The larvae as well as adult flies obtained from them were examined directly and stereomicroscopically, their photographs were captured, and they were typed.


Results: The larvae in the third stage and adult flies were identified as Sarcophaga sp.


Conclusion: Hygiene deficiency, inadequate sanitation, and improper wound care are important factors responsible for myiasis formation. We believe that myiasis can be avoided if adequate sanitation and hygiene and appropriate and regular wound care are provided.


Cite this article as: Polat E, Ağgez H. Myiasis Phenomenon in a Patient Receiving Maggot Debridement Therapy. Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018; 42(3): 229-32.

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