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Year : 2010  |  Volume :3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 25-26  

Oral Myiasis caused by Chrysomya bezziana: A case report

V.J. Maheshwari, S. Giridhar Naidu
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, People’s Dental Academy, People’s Campus Bhanpur, Bhopal-462037.


Myiasis is caused by members of the Diptera fly family that lay eggs on food, necrotic tissue, open wounds, and unbroken skin or mucosa. Although myiasis is primarily a problem of cattle and livestock in tropics, human infestation is uncommon and occurs accidentally in persons at extremes of age, who are debilitated or not able to ensure basic hygiene and wound cleanliness.  The oral cavity is an uncommon site of infestation as was seen in the case reported here.

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