Sex Transm Infect 80:183-184 doi:10.1136/sti.2003.008235
  • Tropical medicine

Penile myiasis: a case report

  1. M R L Passos1,
  2. N A Barreto1,
  3. R Q Varella1,
  4. G H S Rodrigues1,
  5. D A Lewis2
  1. 1Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sector, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  2. 2Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor M R L Passos
 Chefe do Setor de STD (MIP/CMB/CCM), Universidade Federal Fluminense, Campus do Valonguinho, Outeiro de São João Batista, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil;
  • Accepted 6 January 2004


We report a case of penile myiasis in a Brazilian man caused by the larva of Dermatobia hominis. Myiasis is a parasitic disease of humans and other vertebrates caused by larvae of several fly species. Although urinary myiasis is well recognised, infestation of the genital tissue is a rare occurrence. Once the diagnosis has been made, the treatment is usually straightforward and uncomplicated.


  • Series editor: David Lewis