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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 6 (1998), Issue 2, Pages 69-71
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/S1064744998000179
Gynecologic Case Report

Vulvar Myiasis

1Sexually Transmitted Disease Sector, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2Universidade Federal Fluminense, Campus do Valonguinho, Outeiro de São João Batista, Niterói—Rio de Janeiro—BRASIL 24210-150, Brazil

Received 22 March 1998; Accepted 3 April 1998

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Abstract

Myiasis is a parasitic infestation caused by larvae of several fly species. Diagnosis and treatment are simple. This infestation is, however, rarely seen in the vulvar area. We present a short review of the disease and the case of a 19-year-old pregnant girl with vulvar myiasis and concomitant syphilis, vaginal trichomoniasis and genital candidiasis. The patient was also positive for human immunodeficiency virus.