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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : June | Volume : 10 | Issue : 6 | Page : ZD14 - ZD17

Mystery behind Non-Healing Wound at Chin Region - Myiasis due to Neglected Trauma – A Case Report with Review of Literature ZD14-ZD17

Pulkit Khandelwal, Neha Hajira

Dr. Pulkit Khandelwal,
1/102, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Myiasis is the infestation of human beings with fly larvae which feed on host’s living or dead tissue. Diagnosis of this condition is made by the presence of larvae in affected body parts. The standard treatment is the mechanical removal of the maggots from the lesion and management of the general systemic condition. This paper report a case of myiasis at the chin region in a 45-year-old male managed by manual removal of larvae after topical application of turpentine oil, surgical debridement of necrotic tissues and antimicrobial therapy.