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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 393-395

Chrysomya Bezziana oral myiasis

Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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G S Vijay Kumar
Department of Microbiology, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.91066

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Myiasis is an opportunistic infestation of human and vertebrate animals with dipterous larvae. Oral myiasis is a rare condition associated with poor oral hygiene, mental disability, halitosis and other conditions. We present a case report of an adult mentally challenged woman with extensive necrotic oral lesion burrowing into the hard palate through which three live maggots (larvae) were seen emerging out. The larvae were removed using forceps and the patient was treated with oral ivermectin. The maggots were identified as larvae of the Chrysomya bezziana fly.

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