Larvae therapy and venous leg ulcers: reducing the 'yuk factor'

J Wound Care. 2002 Nov;11(10):407-8. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2002.11.10.26445.


When a podiatrist modified a nylon maggot therapy containment bag used to dress a wound, debridement was slower but the maggots could be more easily observed and were easier to remove. It is also more user friendly for patients and practitioners.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Debridement / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Larva*
  • Varicose Ulcer / therapy*