Larval therapy in wound debridement

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


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Debridement / methods*
  • Debridement / nursing*
  • Humans
  • Larva*
  • Wound Healing*
  • Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*