Enteral myiasis causing acute dysentery: A case report

Amir, Amirah and Lai, Meng Yee and Sarip, Farikha. and Omar, Hanita and Ismail, Wan W. H. and Grover, C. S. and Lau, Yee Ling and Mahmud, Rohela (2021) Enteral myiasis causing acute dysentery: A case report. Tropical Biomedicine, 38 (1). pp. 142-144. ISSN 0127-5720, DOI https://doi.org/10.47665/tb.38.1.024.

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Enteral myiasis or intestinal myiasis is acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with dipteran fly eggs or larvae. Here, we describe a patient with intestinal myiasis presenting with acute dysentery caused by the larva of Hermetia illucens. The larva was identified morphologically, and its species confirmed through molecular analysis using polymerase chain reaction and sequencing based on mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene (COI).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intestinal myiasis;Dysentery;Hermetia illucens;Black soldier fly
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology > Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 04:36
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 04:36
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/33946

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