Nosocomial Myiasis in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A Case Report

  • Ehsan AHMADPOUR Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  • Mohammad Reza YOUSSEFI Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran
  • Mohammad NAZARI Tuberculosis Laboratory, Deputy of Public Health of Mazandaran Province, Sari, Iran
  • Seyed Abdollah HOSSEINI Student Research Committee, Toxoplasmosis Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
  • Arash RAKHSHANPOUR Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Taghi RAHIMI School of Medicine, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Keywords: Nosocomial myiasis, Infestation, Lucilia sericata, Hygiene, Iran


Myiasis is a parasitic infestation of human and animal tissues caused by larva of several fly species. Nosocomial myiasis is a type of myiasis that patient acquires infestation after admission to hospital and prevention of this infestation should be one of hospital authorities concerns. Therefore, we report a case of nosocomial oral myiasis caused by Lucilia sericata in a woman aged 78-yr-old hospitalized in a Heart Center in north of Iran Aug 2015. The significance of fly extermination in hospital was highlighted and emphasized. Besides, the etiology and different aspects of infestation were discussed elaborately.    


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How to Cite
AHMADPOUR E, YOUSSEFI MR, NAZARI M, HOSSEINI SA, RAKHSHANPOUR A, RAHIMI MT. Nosocomial Myiasis in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU): A Case Report. Iran J Public Health. 48(6):1165-1168.
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