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Oral infection by Diptera larvae in children: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18613876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Oral myiasis is usually caused by flies of the order Diptera. One of the causes of human myiasis is Cochliomyia hominivorax, which is a true obligate parasite of mammals. METHODS: A case of oral myiasis in a 5-year-old girl is reported. She presented with a swelling on the hard palate accompanied by intense pain and a fetid odor. A literature review of oral myiasis reports in children was performed. RESULTS: The poor oral hygiene, lip incompetence, open bite, and residence in a rural area were considered to be predisposing factors for larval infestation in this patient. Treatment consisted of manual larval removal and systemic therapy with antimicrobials. CONCLUSIONS: The prevention of human myiasis should involve the control of fly populations and general cleanliness, such as reducing decomposition odors and cleaning and covering wounds. In addition, the public should be informed that individuals living in locations without basic sanitation are more predisposed to infestation.
Taís de Souza Barbosa; Renata Andréa Salvitti Sá Rocha; Cecília Gatti Guirado; Fábio Jordão Rocha; Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavião
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-10     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-03-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Mouth Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Myiasis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Risk Assessment

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