Vulvar myiasis due to Wohlfahrtia magnifica

Clin Exp Dermatol. 1999 Jul;24(4):279-80. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2230.1999.00479.x.


Myiasis is a condition resulting from the invasion of tissues or organs of man or animals by the larvae of dipterous flies. The distribution of myiasis is worldwide, with more cases being reported from tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate areas. The various forms of myiasis may be classified from an entomological or a clinical point of view. This report describes a rare case of vulvar myiasis due to Wohlfahrtia magnifica in an otherwise healthy 20-year-old Iranian female. To our knowledge, this is the first report of cutaneous myiasis of the vulva due to W. magnifica from Iran and the Middle East region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Diptera / classification*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iran
  • Myiasis / diagnosis*
  • Vulvar Diseases / parasitology*