Oral myiasis: a rare case comprising of more than 100 maggots

Anubhav Shivpuri, Vivek Saxena


Oral myiasis is a rare condition caused due to larvae infestation within the oral cavity. This can be caused by several species of fly larvae and is usually secondary to severe uncontrolled physical or mental illness. Common predisposing factors for oral myiasis are incompetent lips, poor oral hygiene, anterior open bite, mouth breathing, facial trauma and oral carcinoma in a mentally challenged patient. In this case report we describe a case of oral myiasis of the anterior palate in a hemiplegic patient harbouring more than 100 larvae.


Oral myiasis, House fly, Necrosis

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