Case Report

Oral Myiasis: A Rare Case Report  

M.V.R. Ratnam1 , N. Lakshmana1 , Abhishek Singh Nayyar2 , Pavani B. Vamsi1 , G. Upendra1 , S.V.N.  Sashi Kiran3
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulum, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sri Sai Dental College and Research Institute, Srikakulum, Andhra Pradesh, India
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 6   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2017.07.0006
Received: 22 Mar., 2017    Accepted: 21 May, 2017    Published: 16 Jun., 2017
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Ratnam M.V.R., Lakshmana N., Nayyar A.S., Vamsi P.B., and Upendra G., 2017, Oral myiasis: a rare case report, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 7(6): 23-27 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2017.07.0006)

Abstract

The condition myiasis was first described in 1840 by Hope FW. The term myiasis is derived from the Greek word myia meaning fly and asis meaning disease. Herewith, we are reporting a case of oral myiasis wherein a 75 year old female patient with abandoned life and of low socio-economic status presented to with a chief complaint of swelling in the upper lip and bleeding from gums in the upper front tooth region due to worms since 4 days.

Keywords
Oral myiasis; Primary and secondary myiasis; Living and dead tissues
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