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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181ab2e92
Case Reports

Intestinal Myiasis: All Worms in Stools Are Not Worms!

Murali, A. MD*; Kannan, R. MD*; Srinivasan, N. MD†; Kumar, J.S. MD†

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Abstract

Myiasis is the infestation of humans with fly larvae. In intestinal myiasis, commonly due to Eristalis tenax, fly larvae are found in the intestine and excreted in the feces with or without symptoms. Here, we report a case of a patient who presented with passage of "worms" in stools that were confirmed to be maggots of Muscina stabulans. He was treated with an enema and was asymptomatic at 3 months follow-up.

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