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Oral Myiasis Affecting Gingiva in a Child Patient: An Uncommon Case Report


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1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra 422608, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra 422608, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mansarovar Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001, India
4 Department of Dentistry, Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Periodontics, Malabar Dental College, Edapal, Kerala 679578, India
 

Certain dipteran flies larvae causing invasion of the tissues and organs of the humans or other vertebrates are called as myiasis, which feed on hosts dead or living tissues. It is well documented in the skin and hot climate regions; underdeveloped countries are affected more commonly. Oral cavity is affected rarely and it can be secondary to serious medical conditions. Poor oral hygiene, alcoholism, senility, or suppurating lesions can be associated with the oral myiasis. Inflammatory and allergic reactions are the commonest clinical manifestations of the disease. In the present case, gingiva of maxillary anterior region was affected by larval infection in a 13-year-old mentally retarded patient.
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Fareedi Mukram Ali
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra 422608, India
Kishor Patil
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra 422608, India
Sanjay Kar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mansarovar Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001, India
Atulkumar A. Patil
Department of Dentistry, Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Shabeer Ahamed
Department of Periodontics, Malabar Dental College, Edapal, Kerala 679578, India

Abstract


Certain dipteran flies larvae causing invasion of the tissues and organs of the humans or other vertebrates are called as myiasis, which feed on hosts dead or living tissues. It is well documented in the skin and hot climate regions; underdeveloped countries are affected more commonly. Oral cavity is affected rarely and it can be secondary to serious medical conditions. Poor oral hygiene, alcoholism, senility, or suppurating lesions can be associated with the oral myiasis. Inflammatory and allergic reactions are the commonest clinical manifestations of the disease. In the present case, gingiva of maxillary anterior region was affected by larval infection in a 13-year-old mentally retarded patient.