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Myiasis in the uterine cavity of an elderly woman with a complete uterine prolapse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18495189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myiasis is the infestation of the tissues of vertebrate animals by the larvae of flies (maggots). As the condition generally occurs in exposed areas of the body, genital myiasis is a rare condition, and myiasis of the uterine cavity is even rarer, only one case having been previously described in the literature. The case reported here describes myiasis of the uterine cavity and ulcerated vaginal mucosa of an 89-year-old woman with a severe (third-degree) genital prolapse. This case describes an extremely rare situation, and emphasizes the need for good hygiene and surgical correction in patients with a genital prolapse.
P V Lopes-Costa; A R dos Santos; J D Pereira-Filho; B B da Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1878-3503     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-08     Completed Date:  2008-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-07-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1058-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology, Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Piauí, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Myiasis / parasitology*,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Cervical Diseases / parasitology*,  therapy
Uterine Prolapse / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents

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