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Prof Nurse. 1999 Feb;14(5):329-33.

Larval therapy in wound debridement.

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Plastic Surgery Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

Abstract

The use of larvae (maggots) in wound management was popular in the 1930s. Now the advent of multi-resistant strains of bacteria has led to its reintroduction in some hospitals, when other avenues have been exhausted.

PMID:
10205549
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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