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J Hosp Infect. 2004 Jan;56(1):6-9.

Making a meal of MRSA-the role of biosurgery in hospital-acquired infection.

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Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, Wales, UK. williamdbeasley@hotmail.com

Abstract

Fly larvae have been used by many different cultures for treating wounds throughout history. Recently, their therapeutic actions have been scientifically defined. This article reviews the history of biosurgery and the most recent research, which demonstrates the therapeutic action of larvae and particularly their anti-MRSA properties.

PMID:
14706264
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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