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Oral and maxillofacial myiasis: a case series and literature review.
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PMID:  21872507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe a series of 10 cases of oral-maxillofacial myiasis, discussing its main features, demographic distribution, and treatment aspects. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study was carried out involving male and female patients of any age with oral-maxillofacial myiasis. The sample was determined by spontaneous demand at the emergency ward of a hospital between January 2005 and January 2011 (6 years). After treatment of each case, data were gathered on the presence of associated systemic disorders, time elapsed since onset of the disease, and treatment established. A review of the literature on this topic was also carried out. RESULTS: The sample was made up of 10 patients, all treated with surgical debridement whether or not associated with the use of oral ivermectin. Mean time elapsed since the onset of the disease ranged from 4 to 36 months. The middle third of the face was the most frequently affected region (7 cases). Oral-maxillofacial myiasis predominantly affected the male gender (70%). CONCLUSIONS: Oral-maxillofacial myiasis affects individuals with poor hygiene and neurologic and/or psychologic alterations. It occurs predominantly in countries near the tropics. The treatment of choice is surgical debridement.
Antonio Azoubel Antunes; Thiago de Santana Santos; Rafael Linard Avelar; Evandro Carneiro Martins Neto; Bruno Macedo Neres; José Rodrigues Laureano Filho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, PhD Student, University of São Paulo.
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