Paper Information

Journal:   ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE   JULY 2014 , Volume 17 , Number 7; Page(s) 523 To 525.
 
Paper: 

NOSOCOMIAL MYIASIS WITH LUCILIA SERICATA (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE) IN AN ICU PATIENT IN MASHHAD, NORTHEASTERN OF IRAN

 
DOI: 

0141707/AIM.0015

 
Author(s):  NAJJARI MOHSEN, SHAFIEI REZA, FAKOORZIBA MOHAMMAD REZA*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY, RESEARCH CENTRE FOR HEALTH SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF HEALTH, SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHIRAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Myiasis is the invasion of larvae to human or animal live tissues by flies belonging to the order Diptera and families like Calliphoridae, Sarcophagidae, Oesteridae, etc. Although rare, nosocomial myiasis must be noted carefully, especially in case of hospitalized patients. A 63-year old man admitted to an ICU ward in Mashhad is investigated and presented in this research. On the 35th day of hospitalization, about 100 larvae 6-7mm in length, yellow to cream and fusiform were observed around the tracheotomy site. They were identified as second instar larvae of Lucilia genus of the family Calliphoridae based on morphological characters of the larvae. However, for exact identification of the species, the emerging adults must also be tested. According to the standard key of adult flies, they were identified as Lucilia sericata.

 
Keyword(s): CALLIPHORIDAE, LUCILIA SERICATA, MYIASIS, NOSOCOMIAL MYIASIS
 
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