Oral myiasis: a case report
Keywords:Oral myiases, mentally retarded, fly larvae
Oral Myiasis is a condition in which the soft tissues of different parts of oral cavity are invaded by the parasitic larvae of flies known as Maggots. This study presents a case of oral myiasis in 12 years old mentally retarded girl. Clinically, the patient had multiple perforations of the palatal mucosa at mid-hard palate and tunneling of the palatal gingivae from lateral incisor to the first molar on either side communicated to the palatal perforations. The patient was treated by mechanical removal of the maggots with simple curettage and irrigation with paraffin, povidone iodine and normal saline. After complete larvae removal, the wounds healed normally.
Key words: Oral myiases, mentally retarded, fly larvae.
BJMS 2011; 10(3): 206-208
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