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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 518427, 4 pages
Case Report

Oral Myiasis Caused by Chrysomya bezziana in Anterior Maxilla

1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, IDST, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201201, India
2Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry 605006, India
3Department of Orthodontics, Awadh Dental College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 831012, India
4Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500012, India
5Department of Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522509, India

Received 11 February 2014; Accepted 10 April 2014; Published 29 April 2014

Academic Editor: Maria Beatriz Duarte Gaviao

Copyright © 2014 Ankur Aggarwal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Oral myiasis is a rare pathology and is associated with poor oral hygiene, alcoholism, senility, suppurating lesions, and severe halitosis. It arises from invasion of body tissues or cavities of living animals by maggots or larvae of certain dipterian flies. It is mostly reported in developing countries and in the tropics. We hereby report a rare case of oral myiasis in a 70-year-old female with extensive necrotic oral lesion burrowing into the hard palate through which numerous live maggots (larvae) and seen emerging out and discuss the definition, etiology, predisposing factors, classification, and management of the same. Furthermore, the life cycle of the causative organism in the present case, that is, Chrysomya bezziana, has also been discussed.