Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 19--22

Oral myiasis in children


MH Raghunath Reddy1, Nagarajappa Das2, MR Vivekananda3 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, S. J. M. Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, S. J. M. Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Hasanamba Dental College and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
M H Raghunath Reddy
Professor and Head Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, S. J. M Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka
India

Oral myiasis is a rare condition in humans and is associated with poor oral hygiene, severe halitosis, mouth breathing during sleep, mental handicap, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, anterior open bite, incompetent lips, and other conditions. In this report, a 14 year-old boy who had an orofacial trauma in the maxillary dentoalveolar region,which was neglected, has been described. There was a deep lacerated wound on the upper vestibule which was infected and maggots were found on the same wound. The clinical features, management, treatment are discussed and relevant literature is reviewed.


How to cite this article:
Raghunath Reddy M H, Das N, Vivekananda M R. Oral myiasis in children.Contemp Clin Dent 2012;3:19-22


How to cite this URL:
Raghunath Reddy M H, Das N, Vivekananda M R. Oral myiasis in children. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Feb 25 ];3:19-22
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