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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 9, No. 2, 2002, pp. 47-50
Bioline Code: mj02017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2002, pp. 47-50

 en Oral Myiasis: CASE REPORT
Roszalina Ramli & Roslan Abd Rahman

Abstract

Myiasis occurs when living tissues of mammals are invaded by eggs or larvae of flies, mainly from the order of Diptera. Most of the previousty reported cases are in the tropics and they were usually associated with inadequate personal hygiene, sometimes with poor manual dexterity. This report describes two cases of oral myiasis in cerebral palsy patients in Seremban General Hospital, Malaysia. This article also discusses the therapeutic property of maggots and highlights the importance of oral health care in the special needs patients.

Keywords
Oral myiasis, cerebral palsy, case report

 
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