Oral Cavity Hosting the Parasites:2 Case Reports and Review of Literature of Oral Myiasis


The infestation of animal and human wounds by the larvae of Diptera results in wound or traumatic myiasis. It may involve species of fly whose larvae feed only on diseased and dead tissue or, more seriously, it may involve species that are obligate parasites and feed on the living tissues of their hosts. Here we present 2 case reports of female patients with oral myiasis. The incidence of oral myiasis is less when compared to cutaneous myiasis as oral tissues are not permanently exposed to the external environment. The predisposing factors include low socioeconomic status, immuno compromised state, debilitated, and unhygienic living conditions.

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Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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