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Oral myiasis misinterpreted as salivary gland adenoma
  1. Mala Kamboj1,
  2. Sumita Mahajan2,
  3. Karen Boaz2
  1. 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, UP King George’s University of Dental Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M Kamboj
 UP King George’s University of Dental Sciences, C-1111, Indiranagar, Lucknow 226016, Uttar Pradesh, India;malskam{at}

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Myiasis (Myia: “Fly” in Greek), the term coined by Hope in 18401,2 is the infestation of living body tissues of animals by fly larvae.3–5 In 1965, Zumpt1 defined it as infestation of live humans and vertebrates with dipterous larvae, which at least for a certain period feed on the host’s dead or living tissue, liquid body substances or ingested food.1 Flies causing myiasis belong to the order Diptera.1,2

In orofacial myiasis, soft tissues of the oral cavity are invaded by parasitic larvae of flies. Lawrence1 first described oral myiasis in 1909.1 It has been reported mainly in developing countries such …

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