Myiasis of Anterior Palate - An Unusual Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abhishekh Harish,Puvvada Divya

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Myiasis is a term used for parasitic infection by the fly larvae that feed on their host tissue. This is very common among animals but can even infest on humans. Oral myiasis is a rare disease usually seen in association with debilitating conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, people with special care needs, poor oral hygiene, alcoholism, immunocompromised individuals, feebleness, and among other conditions. We present a case of myiasis affecting the maxillary anterior region involving palatal surface, of an otherwise healthy 40 year-old female leading to periodontitis and loss of teeth. It gives an insight into pathophysiology and management modalities described and practiced in the literature. This paper would help the clinicians to arrive at a proper diagnosis and clear the bewilderment on the treatment modalities to conquer the disease.

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Abhishekh Harish,Puvvada Divya. (2021). Myiasis of Anterior Palate - An Unusual Case Report and Review of the Literature. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 8140–8144. Retrieved from https://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/3512
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