Morphological and Molecular Characteristic of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera: Phoridae) Larvae as the Cause of Urinary Myiasis

Journal of Medical Entomology
R SolgiS Zakeri

Abstract

We report a case of urinary myiasis occurring in a 60-yr-old Iranian male patient with urinary tract problems and a history of travel to Thailand who was referred to Shafagh Medical Laboratory in Tehran (Iran). Larvae excreted in the patient's urine were confirmed by morphological identification key and DNA barcoding to belong to the species Megaselia scalaris Loew, which is known as the scuttle fly. Based on the patient's history, he was infected with M. scalaris in Thailand. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of urinary myiasis caused by M. scalaris in Thailand.

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Oct 16, 2018·Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene·Amandeep Singh, Jasneet Kaur
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