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Dermatology. 2008;217(3):241-3. doi: 10.1159/000148251. Epub 2008 Jul 25.

Maggots do not survive in pyoderma gangrenosum.

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. regina.renner@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Abstract

Application of maggots is well established in wound therapy. We report upon 2 patients with leg ulcers due to pyoderma gangrenosum who received immunosuppressive therapy and in whom a reduced survival of maggots (Lucilia sericata sp.) led to ineffectiveness of this therapy.

PMID:
18663307
DOI:
10.1159/000148251
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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