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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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fig4: Picture showing live maggots harvested from the affected region.

Mentions: The patient was treated by removal of the maggots, debridement, and irrigation. The wound was debrided under local anesthesia and roller gauze impregnated with turpentine oil was inserted into the cavity created as a result of tissue necrosis. 30–40 live maggots were harvested from the affected region (Figure 4). Copious irrigation with normal saline and povidine iodine was performed. Under antibiotic coverage with oral penicillin, the patient underwent debridement again until the maggots were completely removed. On entomological examination the maggots were found to be of species Chrysomya bezziana (Figures 5 and 6).


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)

Picture showing live maggots harvested from the affected region.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: Picture showing live maggots harvested from the affected region.
Mentions: The patient was treated by removal of the maggots, debridement, and irrigation. The wound was debrided under local anesthesia and roller gauze impregnated with turpentine oil was inserted into the cavity created as a result of tissue necrosis. 30–40 live maggots were harvested from the affected region (Figure 4). Copious irrigation with normal saline and povidine iodine was performed. Under antibiotic coverage with oral penicillin, the patient underwent debridement again until the maggots were completely removed. On entomological examination the maggots were found to be of species Chrysomya bezziana (Figures 5 and 6).

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