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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017, 5(7), 196-198
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-7-7
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A Case of Breast Myiasis Caused by Lucilia cuprina

Ozan Akinci1, Serhat Sirekbasan2, , Murat Toksoy1 and Sefa Ergun1

1Department of General Surgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

2Department of Medical Microbiology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Pub. Date: August 11, 2017

Cite this paper:
Ozan Akinci, Serhat Sirekbasan, Murat Toksoy and Sefa Ergun. A Case of Breast Myiasis Caused by Lucilia cuprina. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2017; 5(7):196-198. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-5-7-7


Myiasis is a parasitic infection that occurs as a result of larvae, settling in living tissues and organs, observed especially in tropical regions and rural areas where animal contact is common. Diagnosis is established by observing larvae of Diptera species in tissues and organs. In treatment planning, determining the type of larvae as well as affected organ and systems is important in terms of treatment and follow up. In this case report, we discussed a female patient with ulcerated mass in the right breast in whom Lucilia cuprina larvae caused myiasis after a holiday in the summer in a village.

Myiasis Lucilia cuprina Breast

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