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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-38

Exuberant oral myiasis caused by Musca domestica (Housefly)


1 Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Pathology, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Rajkumar N Parwani
Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Pathology, Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.127950

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Tissues of oral cavity, when invaded by the parasitic larvae of houseflies, the condition is called as oral myiasis. It is a rare disease that is most common in developing countries and is associated with conditions leading to persistent mouth opening along with poor oral hygiene, suppurative lesions, severe halitosis and maxillofacial trauma. A case of exuberant oral myiasis in a 42-year-old female patient is described here. She reported with swelling, pain, mobility of teeth and foul odor. Diagnosis was based primarily on history and clinical features. Management included use of turpentine oil, mechanical removal of larvae followed by extraction of mobile teeth and curettage along with supportive antibiotic and analgesic therapy. Supportive nutritional supplements and timely institution of treatment encompassing removal of the offending larvae and carious teeth with proper education and motivation of the patient including oral hygiene instructions led to the resolution of these lesions.


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