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Vol. 23 - Num. 92

Clinical Reviews

Odontogenic abscess difficult to manage as a form of presentation of oral myiasis caused by domestic fly

Osvaldo Gabriel Pereira-Resquín Galvána, María Pérez Sabidob, Marina Aspas Requenac

aPediatra. SAMU. Servicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe. Valencia. España.
bPediatra. CS Silla. Servicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe. Valencia. España.
cGraduada en Medicina. Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera. Valencia. España.

Correspondence: OG Pereira-Resquín . E-mail: gabrielpereira86@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Pereira-Resquín Galván OG, Pérez Sabido M, Aspas Requena M. Odontogenic abscess difficult to manage as a form of presentation of oral myiasis caused by domestic fly. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2021;23:405-8.

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Abstract

Odontogenic abscesses are a frequent reason for consultation in pediatrics, and their main cause is dental caries, due to poor oral hygiene. However, in cases of refractoriness to antibiotic treatment or worsening of the symptoms, other entities should be considered, among which is oral myiasis. This pathology, although it is anecdotal in our environment, must be known in order to establish early treatment, which consists of total removal of the larvae, broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis and, in the case of deep or extensive myiasis, ivermectin. We present the case of a myiasis in the oral cavity caused by Musca domestica (Muscidae family).

Keywords

Larvae Odontogenic abscesses Oral myiasis Refractoriness Treatment

 

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