Maggot debridement therapy: A practical review

  title={Maggot debridement therapy: A practical review},
  author={Ashley Jordan and Neeraj Khiyani and Steven R Bowers and John J. Lukaszczyk and Stanislaw P. Stawicki},
  journal={International Journal of Academic Medicine},
  pages={21 - 34}
Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) has a long and well-documented history. Once a popular wound care treatment, especially prior to the discovery of antibiotics, modern dressings or debridement techniques, MDT fell out of favor after the 1940s. With the increasing prevalence of chronic medical conditions and associated complex and difficult-to-treat wounds, new approaches have become necessary to address emerging issues such as antibiotic resistance, bacterial biofilm persistence and the high… Expand
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