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CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 615
Flies blown disease - Oral myiasis


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Lakhanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rahul Srivastava
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Lakhanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.90328

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Myiasis, a term first introduced by Hope (1840), refers to the invasion of tissues and organs of animals and human wounds and certain body cavities by the dipteran larvae which manifests as subcutaneous furunculoid or boillike lesions. Oral myiasis is a rare pathology and a risk to the patient's life. Higher incidence is seen in rural areas affecting the tropical and sub-tropical zones of Africa and America. Myiasis affecting the oro-dental complex is rare. Here is a case report of oral myiasis in an 18-year-old male patient who is mentally challenged with anterior open bite, incompetent lips, and periodontal disease. The lesion was treated with turpentine oil, which forced larvae out and irrigated with normal saline solution. Follow-up examination revealed complete remission and healing of the lesion.


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