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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 147-149

Creepy Crawlies in the Mouth: A Rare Case Report


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Panchkula, Haryana, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Panchkula. Haryana, India
3 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Dr HS Judge Dental College, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajdeep Brar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1116

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Myiasis is characterized by the invasion of body tissues of live animals by larvae. It is most frequently observed in underdeveloped and tropical countries, though there are cases described worldwide. A case of oral myiasis in the maxillary anterior region in a 13-year-old mentally challenged boy caused by the larvae (maggots) of Musca nebulo (Family Diptera) is reported. The treatment consisted of topical application of turpentine oil, oral therapy with ivermectin and surgical debridement of the oral wound- Diagnosis was based on the visual presence of larvae.


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