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Oral Myiasis: Case Report

Thiruneervannan; Hari S. Prabhu; Benjamin Premkumar

A 21 year old male patient reported to our outpatient department with a swelling in the anterior palatal surface. On examination, few maggots were actively moving around the affected area.  The maggots were isolated and local debridement of the wound was done. The maggots were preserved in 10% formalin for species identification. The maggots were identified to be Chrysomia bezziana Villeneuve, 1914 (Old world screw-worm fly).

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