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Case Reports in DentistryVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 734234, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Maharastra, Wardha 442101, India

Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Maharastra, Wardha 442101, India

Received 22 August 2012; Accepted 29 September 2012

Academic Editors: Y.-K. Chen, A. Epivatianos, C. Evans, and A. Kasaj

Copyright © 2012 Nitin Bhola et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Myiasis commonly refers to invasion of live human or animal tissue by fly larvae of the Diptera order where they complete their cycle totally or in part, feeding on living or dead tissue, as well as on body fluids. Infestation of tissues of vertebrate species is pandemic but more frequently found in tropical and subtropical countries where poor hygiene, poor housing infrastructure, warm humid climate, and proximity with domestic animals prevail. Its diagnosis is made basically by the presence of larvae. The present paper reports a case of gingival myiasis involving 14–16 larvae in a 12-year-old boy.

Autor: Nitin Bhola, Anendd Jadhav, Rajiv Borle, Nitin Adwani, Gaurav Khemka, and Pretti Jadhav



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