Mandibular myiasis: A case report
Keywords:Myiasis, maggot, oral, facial, infection, wound
Myiasis is a condition characterised by the infestation of live vertebrates with dipterous larvae. Myiasis is derived from the Greek word mya, meaning fly. Dipterans, (order Diptera), are two-winged insects known as true flies. Myiasis tends to occur in cutaneous, necrotic lesions of patients who have weak immune systems, who inhabit unhygienic environments. Maggot Debridement Therapy is an uncommon treatment of debriding necrotic tissue, with some utility. A case of mandibular myiasis involving a malignant mandibular lesion that was colonised by maggots is discussed.
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