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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.10, No. 12)

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Page : 666-671

Keywords : Oral Myiasis Maggots Larvae;

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Myiasis is a parasitic infection manifesting in skin and mucous membrane by developing larvae(maggots). Oral myiasis is a rare disease in humans associated with poor oral hygiene, suppurative oral lesions, alcoholism, and poor manual dexterity. Myiasis arises from the invasion of the body tissues or cavities of living animals or humans by maggots or larvae of certain species or flies mainly from the order Diptera. Myiasis is still rare and unique owing to the fact that the oral cavity rarely provides the necessary habitat for a larval life cycle. The present article reports a case of oral myiasis in a mentally challenged female patientwith poor oral hygiene involving 150 larvae.

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