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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-72
Cutaneous myiasis of face

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rajas Dental College, Tamil Nadu, India

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M Baskaran
# 29, 23rd Cross Street, Maharajanagar, Thirunelveli - 627 011, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.37386

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Myiasis is a rare disease that is mostly reported in developing countries. It is primarily caused by invasion of human body by fly larvae. This case report describes the presentation of myiasis as an ulcerated lesion over the cheek of a 46-year-old man. The myiasis was caused by the larvae of Cochliomyia hominivorax species, which is known to affect people of all age groups. Although this is not a lethal disorder, knowledge of the disease is necessary from a preventive, diagnostic and curative standpoint. This case report describes an efficient and a safe method for the treatment of myiasis.

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