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Gingival Myiasis: A Case Report

Author(s): M. Tamizi | MH. Najafi | N. Sargolzaee

Journal: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-2185

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 42;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Myiasis | Gingiva | Larva

A 28-year-old male farmer presented with a chief complaint of itching and extreme dis-comfort on the entire maxillary and mandibular gingivae. He was diagnosed with gingival myiasis and scaling was performed on both jaws. However because of the multiple larvae, complete removal with simple curettage and scaling was not feasible, therefore flap sur-gery was performed on the maxilla. One week later the sutures were removed and healing was uneventful. The patient failed to return for the treatment of his mandibular lesions probably because the administered antibiotics had reduced his discomfort.

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