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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 110-112

Oral myiasis in paralytic patients with special needs: A report of three cases


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Prosthetics, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Sonal Priya Bhansali
H-1 Vinay Path, Kanti Chand Road, Bani Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_82_17

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Oral myiasis is invasion of the soft tissues of oral cavity by the parasitic larvae of the flies. This condition affects debilitated, mentally challenged individuals. These patients are not physically or mentally endowed to ward off flies or complain about worms burrowing their way into oral wounds. This study describes three cases of orofacial myiasis, removal of the live maggots, supportive treatment, and management of the cases with application of turpentine oil and also highlights oral health care in the patients with special needs.


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