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Oral Myiasis Caused by Chrysomya bezziana in Anterior Maxilla.

Aggarwal A, Daniel MJ, Shetty RS, Kumar BN, Sumalatha CH, Srikanth E, Rai S, Malik R - Case Rep Dent (2014)

Bottom Line: It arises from invasion of body tissues or cavities of living animals by maggots or larvae of certain dipterian flies.It is mostly reported in developing countries and in the tropics.Furthermore, the life cycle of the causative organism in the present case, that is, Chrysomya bezziana, has also been discussed.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, IDST, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201201, India.

ABSTRACT
Oral myiasis is a rare pathology and is associated with poor oral hygiene, alcoholism, senility, suppurating lesions, and severe halitosis. It arises from invasion of body tissues or cavities of living animals by maggots or larvae of certain dipterian flies. It is mostly reported in developing countries and in the tropics. We hereby report a rare case of oral myiasis in a 70-year-old female with extensive necrotic oral lesion burrowing into the hard palate through which numerous live maggots (larvae) and seen emerging out and discuss the definition, etiology, predisposing factors, classification, and management of the same. Furthermore, the life cycle of the causative organism in the present case, that is, Chrysomya bezziana, has also been discussed.

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Paranasal sinus view depicting radiolucency involving maxillary anterior region.
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fig3: Paranasal sinus view depicting radiolucency involving maxillary anterior region.

Mentions: Patient was from a low socioeconomic background, was malnourished, and had a poor oral hygiene. Intraoral examination revealed diffuse necrosis of soft tissues in labial vestibule in relation to teeth 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, and 23. The area was soft and tender on palpation. The anterior part of the hard palate showed necrosis and the mucosa covering it was completely detached exposing the underlying bone (Figure 2). A sinus opening was seen present on the mucosal surface of upper lip in relation to tooth 11. Live grayish white maggots were seen crawling through the opening of the sinus. PNS view revealed radiolucency in relation to teeth 11, 12, and 21 suggestive of bone resorption (Figure 3). The hematological report was normal.


Oral Myiasis Caused by Chrysomya bezziana in Anterior Maxilla.

Aggarwal A, Daniel MJ, Shetty RS, Kumar BN, Sumalatha CH, Srikanth E, Rai S, Malik R - Case Rep Dent (2014)

Paranasal sinus view depicting radiolucency involving maxillary anterior region.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig3: Paranasal sinus view depicting radiolucency involving maxillary anterior region.
Mentions: Patient was from a low socioeconomic background, was malnourished, and had a poor oral hygiene. Intraoral examination revealed diffuse necrosis of soft tissues in labial vestibule in relation to teeth 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, and 23. The area was soft and tender on palpation. The anterior part of the hard palate showed necrosis and the mucosa covering it was completely detached exposing the underlying bone (Figure 2). A sinus opening was seen present on the mucosal surface of upper lip in relation to tooth 11. Live grayish white maggots were seen crawling through the opening of the sinus. PNS view revealed radiolucency in relation to teeth 11, 12, and 21 suggestive of bone resorption (Figure 3). The hematological report was normal.

Bottom Line: It arises from invasion of body tissues or cavities of living animals by maggots or larvae of certain dipterian flies.It is mostly reported in developing countries and in the tropics.Furthermore, the life cycle of the causative organism in the present case, that is, Chrysomya bezziana, has also been discussed.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, IDST, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201201, India.

ABSTRACT
Oral myiasis is a rare pathology and is associated with poor oral hygiene, alcoholism, senility, suppurating lesions, and severe halitosis. It arises from invasion of body tissues or cavities of living animals by maggots or larvae of certain dipterian flies. It is mostly reported in developing countries and in the tropics. We hereby report a rare case of oral myiasis in a 70-year-old female with extensive necrotic oral lesion burrowing into the hard palate through which numerous live maggots (larvae) and seen emerging out and discuss the definition, etiology, predisposing factors, classification, and management of the same. Furthermore, the life cycle of the causative organism in the present case, that is, Chrysomya bezziana, has also been discussed.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus