Penile myiasis: a case report
- 1Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sector, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
- 2Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
- 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.
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