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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 548-551

Oral gingival myiasis: A rare case report and literature review


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Index Institute of Dental Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Index Institute of Dental Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Index Institute of Dental Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Pranav Parashar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Index Institute of Dental Science, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.169857

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Myiasis is a universal term for extreme infection by the parasitic fly larvae that feed on their host living/dead tissue. Gingival myiasis is a rare disease in the humans associated with poor oral hygiene, suppurative oral lesions, alcoholism, and senility, among other conditions. We present a case of gingival myiasis in the maxillary anterior region on the palatal surface in a 21-year-old mentally challenged male with moderate periodontitis and neurologic deficit. The diagnosis was made on the presence of larvae in the lesion. Treatment done was a manual removal of the larvae, one by one, with the help of the clinical forceps, surgical debridement of the oral wound, and subsequent management of the periodontal disease.


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