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Wound Myiasis Caused by Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Ardabil Province, Northwest of Iran

Wound Myiasis Caused by Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Ardabil Province, Northwest of Iran

Eslam Moradi-Asl1*, Behnam Mohammadi Ghalehbin2, Kamran Akbarzadeh3, Jafar Mohammad-Shahi4, Hajar Afshin4

1Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
2Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
3Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Borne Disease, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4Department of Infection Disease, School of medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.

Corresponding author: Eslam Moradi-Asl
moradiasl83@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Myiasis were occurs in tropical regions and rural areas where animal contact is common. Wound myiasis occurs when fly larvae infect open wounds. We describe an old male with wound myiasis by agent of Lucilia cuprina, who had a history of diabetes and also blind that reefed to hospital in 13 September and was admitted to date 18 September 2019.Larvea extracted manually from thumb finger of left foot and sent to Medical Entomology Laboratory of the School of Public Health, Ardabil University of medical Sciences for identification. This case is a first time was reported from Ardabil province, northwest of Iran and the Diabetics, Blindness and Physical inability to protect the wound were the most important factors in wound myiasis in this report. 
 
Novelty Statement | This is one of the rare reports that L.cuprina causes wound my-iasis and it is reported for the first time in the Northwest of Iran.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 53, Iss. 3, Pages 801-1200

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