Woman Issues Warning After Urinating Worms For Three Months

The 50-year-old came to a local ER saying that for the past three months she had been seeing worms when she was peeing. Urinating was also extremely painful and she had severe pain in her side.

Her urine sample showed lots of small, dark, 0.5cm long larvae clear to the naked eye.

Testing revealed the larvae were not worms, but larvae of the Diptera species of fly that cause a condition named myiasis.

The woman, who lives in South Carolina, was diagnosed with urinary myiasis, where a fly lays its eggs in the body and the larvae infest the urinary tract.

It usually happens when victims drink water sources contaminated with fly eggs.

According to doctors, myiasis infestations can be seen in the skin, eyes, nasal passages and gastrointestinal passage, but urinary myiasis is very rare.

In most cases, myiasis is only seen in developing countries or in people with weak immune systems.

The woman did have diabetes, which leaves sufferers with a weak immune system with less capacity to resist infections and parasites.

The patient did not have any idea how she was infected but did tell medics she had moved to Charleston, South Carolina, from Mexico, where myiasis is seen, relatively recently.

There was no history of surgeries involving her genitourinary tract or pelvis, nor had she recently had a catheter put in.

Source: MailOnline
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