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J Burn Care Rehabil. 2000 May-Jun;21(3):254-7.

Biodebridement: a case report of maggot therapy for limb salvage after fourth-degree burns.

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Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center, Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Fla. 33101, USA.

Abstract

The wound healing and antimicrobial properties of maggots are well known. Maggot debridement therapy has been used for the treatment of various conditions. For maggot debridement therapy, the larvae of the blowfly are applied over necrotic or nonhealing wounds. We used maggot debridement therapy with the larvae of Phaenicia sericata for limb salvage after bilateral lower extremity fourth-degree burns.

PMID:
10850908
DOI:
10.1067/mbc.2000.106659
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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