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: Treatment. Refractoriness. Oral myiasis . Larvae. Odontogenic abscesses.