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Oral Myiasis: A Concealed Threat to Disabled Children of Developing Countries

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Disabled children with special health care needs are at high risk for oral disease. Myiasis is a rare condition that is associated with inadequate public and personal hygiene and is common in medically, mentally, and physically compromised individuals living in developing tropical countries. The purpose of this paper is to describe a case of oral myiasis in a 13-year-old Indian girl with spastic cerebral palsy.

Keywords: DISABLED CHILD; ORAL MYIASIS

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. [email protected] 2: Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Publication date: May 1, 2015

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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