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Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

+44 1223 790975

Abstract

ORAL MYIASIS - A CASE REPORT

Koteswara Rao B, Srinivasa Prasad

Myiasis is the invasion of the tissues and organs of human beings by fly larvae. This phenomenon is well documented in the skin, especially among animals and people in poorly developed and developing countries. When the tissues of oral cavity are invaded by the parasitic larvae of flies, the condition is called as oral Myiasis. It is a rare condition caused by several species of dipteran fly larvae and may be secondary to serious medical and dental conditions. We here by report a rare case of oral myiasis involving the palate in a 43yrs old female non diabetic patient with mouth breathing and poorly debilitated with compromised periodontal condition and discussing the management of the same.

Published Date: 2010-12-31;

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