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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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CORONEL-GAMARRA, Jorge Anibal  and  LEZCANO, Osvaldo Marcelo. Approach and treatment of oral myasis. Case report. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2022, vol.4, n.2, pp.83-87. ISSN 2664-2891.

Oral myiasis is a type of infection caused by fly larvae, associated with previous injuries, with lack of adequate oral hygiene, and may appear more frequently in geriatric patients or with high psychomotor dependency that favor larval infestation. The present case corresponds to a 91-year-old woman, with a diagnosis of AHT and a history of AMI with marked dependency and a state of socioeconomic vulnerability, with a history of exodontics in the right posterosuperior region with pain and discomfort, with live mobile larvae being observed on clinical inspection. AAA pharmacological treatment was used, surgical approach with mechanical removal and extraction of teeth 2.4-2.5 with hospitalization and constant monitoring up to 5 days after discharge, observing healing and absence of larvae, satisfactory evolution of the condition and without complications.

Keywords : myiasis;ectoparasitic infestations;oral surgical procedures.

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