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Oral myiasis is a rare disease in humans associated with poor oral hygiene, suppurative oral lesions, alcoholism and senility, etc. It's caused by fly larvae! Though sterilized fly larvae is sometimes used to treat stubborn non-healing ulcers (by eating the necrotizing tissue while leaving viable tissue behind), this is not the case here:
A psychiatric (schizophrenic) patient presented to The University of The West Indies Dental School with this problem:
|Yes! those are maggots in his palate|
Treatment includes surgical exposure of the affected area, physical removal of the maggots and cleansing with either topical or systemic medications and, wound debridement.
Suture him up, give him some antibiotics and he's as good as new! or close.
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I had to share this. Unbelievable!