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. Nov-Dec 2015;24(6):407-11.

Maggot Debridement Therapy: Advancing to the Past in Wound Care

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Maggot Debridement Therapy: Advancing to the Past in Wound Care

Kelsey Klaus et al. Medsurg Nurs. .

Abstract

Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is experiencing resurgence as an effective alternative to conventional mechanical debridement in nonhealing wounds, especially those with antibiotic-resistant organisms. MDT has antibiotic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Military use is on the rise.

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