Maggots do not survive in pyoderma gangrenosum

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

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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Debridement / methods*
  • Diptera / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Larva
  • Leg Ulcer / therapy*
  • Male
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum / therapy*