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J Wound Care. 1999 Feb;8(2):75-7.

The effect of hydrogel dressings on maggot development.

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Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Bridgend, UK.

Abstract

The effect of six different hydrogels on the development of sterile larvae (Lucilia sericata) was examined in a laboratory study. Five of the products had a marked adverse effect on maggot survival but one appeared to facilitate growth of the larvae when compared to control values. These results are consistent with clinical observations that larvae may not survive well in wounds containing residues of some hydrogel dressings.

PMID:
10232202
DOI:
10.12968/jowc.1999.8.2.25838
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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