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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 275-276

Oral myiasis


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706, India

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Treville Pereira
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.76401

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Myiasis is a relatively rare condition arising from the invasion of body tissues or cavities of living animals or humans by maggots or larvae of certain species of flies. It is an uncommon clinical condition, being more frequent in underdeveloped countries and hot climate regions, and is associated with poor hygiene, suppurative oral lesions; alcoholism and senility. Its diagnosis is made basically by the presence of larvae. The present article reports a case of oral myiasis involving 20 larvae in a patient with neurological deficiency.


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