Dina Abdulla Muhammad Zaglool1, Khaled Tayeb2, Yousif Abdul Wahid Khodari3, Mian Usman Farooq4
1Department of Parasitology, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt.
2Diabetic Centre, Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
3Laboratory and Blood Bank, Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
4Department of Planning and Development, Directorate General of Health Affairs Makkah Region, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
We have reported a case of a 40-year-old male diabetic patient, resident of a rural area, who visited the outpatient clinic of the diabetic center in Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He came to seek medical advice for a single wound in the back of the shoulder since 1 month. After examination, a larva was eliminated and sent to laboratory for confirmation. It was confirmed as the third-stage larva of Sarcophaga species after macroscopic and microscopic examination. This is the first case of a patient having diabetic wound myiasis with the larva of Sarcophaga species reported in the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, larva, myiasis, Sarcophagi.