Urogenital Myiasis in Wolaita Sodo, Southern Ethiopia: Case Report

Abraham Getachew Kelbore, Efa Ambaw Bogino, Blen kassahun Dessu, Teshome Tesfaye


Background: Myiasis is the infestation of human beings with fly larvae which feed on hosts living or dead tissue. The diagnosis of this case made by presence of larvae in affected body parts. In tropical countries myiasis can present commonly but still there is no a report of Urogenital myiasis case presentation in the case of Ethiopia.

Case presentation: A 19 years old male patient presented to Dermatology clinic at wolaita sodo university teaching and referral hospital with complaining of an itchy and painful small red raised/nodular/a painful penile lesion on the urethral meatus and glans of penis and on physical examination shows well demarcated centrally punctuated nodular lesion over the glans of the penis and urethral meatus with serous exudates discharge from opening that had appeared on the lesion.  He had been treated with antibiotics treated for suspected Furuncle before three weeks at early onset, but not improved. Then the patient was successfully managed by manual removal of larvae after white petrolatum Vaseline application and local anesthesia for twenty minutes and antibiotics therapy.

Conclusion: Genital myiasis should be considered as differential diagnosis for nodular lesions on the gentalia, particularly in tropical countries where myiasis is more frequent, as in the case presented.

Keywords: Myiasis, Urogenital, wolaita sodo, Infestation

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/59-08

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