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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 11 ( November, 2016 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

A Rare Case of Labial Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis

Maria I Meurer, Liliane J Grando, Elena RC Rivero, Carlos ECP Souza, Carlos B Marcondes

Citation Information : Meurer MI, Grando LJ, Rivero ER, Souza CE, Marcondes CB. A Rare Case of Labial Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016; 17 (11):958-961.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1962

Published Online: 01-11-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

The aim of this article is to present a rare case of myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. Myiasis is a disease caused by invasion of tissues of animals and humans by larval stages of dipterous (2-winged) flies. There are few reports of oral myiasis in the literature, mostly related to Cochliomyia hominivorax larvae. We present a case of a 53-year-old man with painful swelling of the left lower lip that was confirmed to be myiasis caused by D. hominis. Though more common in tropical and subtropical regions of North and South America, myiasis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of subcutaneous masses among residents or travelers in endemic areas.

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Meurer MI, Grando LJ, Rivero ERC, Souza CECP, Marcondes CB. A Rare Case of Labial Myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016;17(11):958-961.


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