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Indian Journal of Mednodent and Allied Sciences
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 1to3
First page : ( 82) Last page : ( 85)
Print ISSN : 2347-6192. Online ISSN : 2347-6206.

Nosocomial Oral Myiasis– A Rare Case Report

Jyothi L1,*, Rao T Tirumal2**, Kumar Naveen3***, Bandhari Ravi4,****

1Reader, Department of Periodontics, Navodaya Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur-584103, Karnataka, India

3Reader, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Kamineni Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

4Associate Professor, Ear, Nose and Throat DepartmentRaichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur-584103, Karnataka, India

Coresponding author email: *dr.jyothi_rao@rediffmail.com




Online published on 14 November, 2013.


Nosocomial oral myiasis, though a rare entity, do occur under certain circumstances. Early diagnosis and treatment of such conditions prevent further damage/complication, especially in patients who are in intensive care. Dentists, in co-ordination with other medical faculty, play an important role in managing such infections. Further, a greater emphasis should be paid for maintaining better hygiene in public places and in the vicinity of the hospital. This paper is an attempt to illustrate the rare occurrence of oral myiasis that was hospital acquired. Only one case has been reported till now following a search through pubmed.



Oral myiasis, Nosocomial, Intraoral intubation, Palate, Hospitalisation, Maggot, Dipterous larvae.


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