Nosocomial oral myiasis by Sarcophaga sp in Turkey

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Yazar S., DİK B., YALÇIN Ş. , Demirtaş F. , YAMAN O. , ÖZTÜRK M., ...More

YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.46, no.3, pp.431-434, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.3349/ymj.2005.46.3.431
  • Title of Journal : YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-434


We present a case of oral myiasis in a 15-year-old boy with tuberculosis meningitis. The diagnosis was based on the visual presence of wriggling larvae about 1 cm in size and on the microscopic features of the maggots, especially those relating to stigmatic structures. The larvae were identified as third-stage larvae of Sarcophaga sp.