CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 225-228

First case report of human myiasis with Sarcophaga species in Makkah city in the wound of a diabetic patient


1 Department of Parasitology, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt
2 Diabetic Centre, Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
3 Laboratory and Blood Bank, Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Planning and Development, Directorate General of Health Affairs Makkah Region, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mian Usman Farooq
Department of Planning and Development, Directorate General of Health Affairs Makkah Region, Makkah, P.O. Box 02-55476302
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.107301

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We have reported a case of a 40-year-old male diabetic patient, resident of a rural area, who visited the outpatient clinic of the diabetic center in Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He came to seek medical advice for a single wound in the back of the shoulder since 1 month. After examination, a larva was eliminated and sent to laboratory for confirmation. It was confirmed as the third-stage larva of Sarcophaga species after macroscopic and microscopic examination. This is the first case of a patient having diabetic wound myiasis with the larva of Sarcophaga species reported in the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia.


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