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Author(s): Leite Cavalcanti Alessandro | Lucas Neto Alfredo | de Farias Aires Júnior Fernando Antonio | Morais Lucas João | de Castro Cardoso Lucas Rilva Suely

Journal: Stomatološki Glasnik Srbije
ISSN 0039-1743

Volume: 55;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 254;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: myiasis | periodontal diseases | oral health

ABSTRACT
Oral myiasis is a rare disease that is most common in developing countries and is associated with poor oral hygiene, suppurating lesions, severe halitosis and other predisposing conditions. This paper describes a case of oral myiasis in a 22-year-old female patient who presented with acute upper lip swelling with an extensive necrotic area in the anterior region of the maxilla and fetid odor. The diagnosis was based on the typical clinical features and the visual presence of the larvae. The patient's management included surgical exploration to remove the larvae and the necrotic tissue, followed by scaling and oral hygiene instruction. Upon treatment, the larvae were eliminated, and complete lesion healing and remission of symptoms were observed within 21 days.

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