Maggot therapy revisited: a case study

Dermatol Nurs. 1991 Apr;3(2):100-2.


This article chronicles a personal experience with the care of a patient with chronic, recalcitrant stasis ulcers who presented with maggot infestation. A case study format is used. A brief history, technique, and benefits of maggot therapy are also included.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Leg Ulcer / complications
  • Leg Ulcer / pathology
  • Leg Ulcer / therapy*
  • Male
  • Myiasis / complications*
  • Myiasis / physiopathology
  • Necrosis