A South Carolina woman who had been urinating with worms for the past three months was found to have fly larvae in her bladder.
The Daily Mail reports that an unidentified 50-year-old woman visited a South Carolina hospital and complained of worms squirming in her urine. She also said that urination is extremely painful and that she suffers from pain in her side.
Doctors performed tests that revealed several small, dark larvae that appeared clear to the naked eye. Further testing on the larvae revealed that they weren’t technically worms, but rather Diptera flies, which are known to cause a condition called myiasis.
According to the National Library of Medicine, myiasis is a term used to describe the invasion of tissues or organs of vertebrates by the larvae (maggots) of dipterans.
Urinary myiasis occurs when a person drinks a water source that has been contaminated with fly eggs. The condition is usually only seen in developing countries or in people with compromised immune systems, according to the Daily Mail.
Physicians in South Carolina had never seen a case of urinary myiasis in an American citizen, and they had to consult the medical literature to treat the patient. After research, they prescribed her ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites.
The patient in question reportedly has no idea how she got infected, although she recently relocated from Mexico to Charleston, South Carolina, where myiasis is more common.
After a week of treatment, the patient states that she is now free of worms.
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