Human intraoral myiasis




Myiasis; Mouth; Surgery, Oral.


Introduction: Myiasis, a pathological condition in which dipteran larvae infect and parasitise a host, usually occurs in tropical and subtropical climate countries. Larvae can infect different parts of the human body. Intraoral human myiasis is considered a rare condition that is associated with systemic, local and environmental predisposing factors. Objective and case report: This case report describes a systemically compromised patient with expressive intraoral infestation causing pain, bleeding and tissue necrosis. The patient was treated in a hospital environment under the effects of general anaesthesia. Treatment consisted of removal of the larvae, surgical debridement and use of ivermectin. Final considerations: The control of hygiene conditions by the family/caregivers and dental care are determinant for the prevention of intraoral human myiasis, especially in patients with defective self-care presenting with dentofacial skeletal alterations that make normal mouth closure impossible. The control of the disease is a determinant to avoid potential complications, such as airway involvement, secondary infections and sepsis.


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How to Cite

PONZONI, D.; QUEVEDO, A. S. de .; LANGIE, R. C. .; SZYDLOSKI, V. M. .; PURICELLI, E. Human intraoral myiasis. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 12, p. e50101220160, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i12.20160. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 feb. 2024.



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