A rare case of gingival myiasis in a 2-year-old child


Arslan S., İslamoğlu A., COBANOGLU B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, vol.23, no.5, pp.387-388, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ipd.12033
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-388

Abstract

Background. Myiasis is the infestation of live human and vertebrate animal with larvae of Diptera fly which feed on the host dead or living tissue. Gingival myiasis is a very rare disease and associated with poor oral hygiene, senility, suppurative oral lesions, mental retardation and other conditions.