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Oral myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana

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Author(s): Sankari Leena | Ramakrishnan K

Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
ISSN 0973-029X

Volume: 14;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 16;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Chrysomya bezziana | fly larvae | myiasis

ABSTRACT
Oral myiasis is a rare disease caused by larvae of certain dipteran flies. It is mostly reported in developing countries and in the tropics. Herein, a case of oral myiasis in the maxillary anterior region of a 14-year-old mentally challenged boy is being reported. The myiasis was caused by the larvae of Chrysomya bezziana species. The clinical findings are presented. Etiology and the importance of oral health in special people are also discussed.
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