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Oral myiasis by screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12694705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of periodontal myiasis by New World screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax, an obligatory larval parasite, in a 66-year-old woman. The myiasis occurred in the anterior upper jaw associated with a pre-existent generalised periodontitis. About 40 larvae were removed from the lesion. One week later the periodontal tissues were healing normally and the patient was referred to a periodontist. As all of the larvae were in the last stage, they were probably deposited 5-7 days before.
R S Gomez; P F Perdigão; F J G S Pimenta; A C Rios Leite; J C Tanos de Lacerda; A L Custódio Neto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0266-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-15     Completed Date:  2003-08-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, Belo Horizonte-MG 31270901, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Myiasis / diagnosis*
Periodontal Diseases / parasitology*
Periodontitis / complications
Screw Worm Infection / diagnosis*
Comment In:
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Dec;41(6):421   [PMID:  14614879 ]
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Dec;41(6):422   [PMID:  14614880 ]

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