Nosocomial Oral Myiasis– A Rare Case Report


  • Jyothi L
  • Tirumal Rao T
  • Naveen Kumar M
  • Ravi Bandhari


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.


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