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CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 750-752
Oral Myiasis: Case report


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Research Scholar, Bharath University, Chennai, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
3 Department of Veterinary Pathology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India
4 Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India

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S Jimson
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Research Scholar, Bharath University, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.127626

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Oral myiasis is a rare disease caused by larvae of dipteran flies. Houseflies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including typhoid fever, dysentery and cholera. Flies regurgitate and excrete wherever they come to rest and thereby mechanically are the root cause for disease organisms. A case of oral myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana in the maxillary anterior region in a 40-year-old patient is presented. Manual removal of maggots, and surgical debridement of wound was done followed by broad-spectrum anti-parasitic medications. A note on the identification of the larva and histopathology of the tissue is also highlighted here.


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