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Ivermectin and Turpentine Oil in the Management of Oral Myiasis - A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 10)

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Page : 725-728

Keywords : Myiasis; Maggots; Ivermectin; Turpentine; Upper Lip; Oral Myiasis;

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Zumpt defined myaisis as the infestation of live human and vertrebrate animals with diphterous larvae which feed on living or necrotic tissues, living body substances, or ingested food. Although myiasis is a worldwide phenomenon, the incidence is higher in tropical and subtropical zones. Conditions that dont allow maintenance of good oral hygiene like mouth-breathing, mental incapabilites, oral malignancies, alcoholism, senility have shown to facilitate the development of myiasis. Diagnosis of myiasis is based on clinical identification of maggots/larvae and treatment consists of removal of maggots. This can be achieved manually or with the application of various topical agents. Systemic medications have also been employed to aid the process.

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