[Maggot therapy in wound management].

  title={[Maggot therapy in wound management].},
  author={Birgit Margrethe Falch and Louis de Weerd and Arnfinn S Sundsfjord},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  volume={129 18},
BACKGROUND Maggots' ability to prevent infections and promote wound healing has been known since the 19th century. Increasing problems with treatment-resistant wounds and antibiotic-resistant bacteria has aroused interest in maggot therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Literature on maggot therapy - identified through a non-systematic search of Pubmed - was reviewed. RESULTS Maggot therapy is the medical use of disinfected fly larvae (usually the larvae of Lucilia sericata) in treatment of wounds… CONTINUE READING