Management of oral myiasis: A rare entity

Authors

  • Ravindar Puppala Professor and Head, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4109-0957
  • Balaji Kethineni Professor, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • Uday Kumar Chowdary Birapu Lecturer, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • Sneha Goliya Lecturer, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • Raghavendra Kumar Lecturer, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India
  • Edara Lilly Grace Lecturer, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Venkata Sai Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v9i4.38096

Keywords:

Cerebral palsy; Maggots infestation; Maggot; Myiasis

Abstract

Myiasis is one of the foremost daunting parasitic infestations. Although pandemic, it is more often found in tropical and subtropical countries where poor hygiene, poor housing infrastructure, warm humid climate and proximity to domestic animals prevail. Mostly it occurs secondary to serious medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, cancerous lesions. Although many treatment protocols are available, the standard treatment focuses on antibiotic therapy concomitantly with mechanical removal of larvae and necrotic tissues. This is a case of intraoral myiasis in a twenty-year old  female patient with cerebral palsy that was managed using the suffocation approach and mechanical debridement.

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Puppala, R., Kethineni, B., Birapu, U. K. C., Goliya, S., Kumar, R., & Grace, E. L. (2020). Management of oral myiasis: A rare entity. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 9(4), 228–233. https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v9i4.38096