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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 187-189

Oral myiasis - a case report with clinical, radiographic and entomological findings from Puducherry Union Territory, Southern India


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Health Research, Division of Vector Biology and Control, Vector Control Research Centre. Puducherry, India

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Background: The purpose of this article is to report a case of oral myiasis associated with traumatic injury, erosive or ulcerative lesions of oral tissues in a patient. Methods and Results: The maggots isolated were identified to be Chrysomyia bezzia. Prompt diagnosis and timely treatment saved the patient from suffering. Conclusion: Poor personal hygiene and environmental sanitation were found to be responsible for infestation. Entomological examination explained the reason for the severe tissue destruction caused by the species involved. This article reports an oral myiasis case due to C. bezziana for the first time from India and also explains the importance of entomological examination for cases of oral myiasis.


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