Vulvar myiasis during pregnancy

Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2002;10(3):153-8. doi: 10.1155/S1064744902000157.


Myiasis is a parasitic infestation caused by the larvae of several fly species. Diagnosis and treatment are simple. The location of this infestation at the vulvar area is, however, an extremely rare occurrence. The authors present two cases of vulvar myiasis affecting pregnant women. The first case is a 19-year-old pregnant girl with vulvar myiasis and concomitant syphilis, vaginal trichomoniasis and genital candidiasis. The patient was also HIV-positive. The second case is a 17-year-old pregnant girl with vulvar myiasis associated with extensive vulvar condyloma acuminatum lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Spontaneous
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brazil
  • Condylomata Acuminata / diagnosis*
  • Condylomata Acuminata / therapy
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • HIV Seropositivity
  • Humans
  • Myiasis / diagnosis*
  • Myiasis / therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / therapy
  • Pregnancy Outcome*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Vulvar Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Vulvar Diseases / therapy