Urogenital myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in peninsular Malaysia

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1980 Sep;11(3):405-7.


A case of urogenital myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana (Diptera: Calliphoridae) was diagnosed in a 76-year old patient who had carcinoma of the rectum. A total of 35 larvae were obtained from ulcers near the external genitalia and urethra opening. Larvae pupated within 1 to 2 days and 6 days later emerged as adult males. These were identified as Chrysomya bezziana. Female flies possibly attracted by the fetid odour, laid eggs in the existing lesions in the urogenital area, the larvae invading and feeding on living tissue. Lack of personal hygiene was the contributing factor for the cause of urogenital myiasis in this patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diptera / pathogenicity*
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / parasitology*
  • Humans
  • Larva
  • Myiasis / parasitology*
  • Urethral Diseases / parasitology*