International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Dentistry | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

Orofacial Myasis - A Case Report

Shridhar Baliga | Niyati Balse | Sanjay Rao

Abstract: Myasis is an opportunistic infestation rarely affecting the oro-facial region. Case Report: This is the report of a unique case of extra-oral facial myasis in a 53 years old farmer that reported to the emergency unit of KLE's Prabhakar Kore Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka. The case was successfully managed by means of surgical debridement and pharmacotherapy. Complete healing of the wound was achieved within four months. Myasis or infestation of living tissues by Diptera larvae is predominantly observed in the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate areas of Africa, America & Asia. 'Turpentine oil' plays an imperative role in its management and is the traditional treatment modality. Conclusion: Though rare in the urban population, myasis still prevails in the rural areas of the country and demands fast diagnosis and modern intervention modalities.

Keywords: Myasis, Maggot infestation, Orofacial Myasis

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 895 - 898

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