Maggot debridement therapy with a direct dressing can cause compression injuries in patients with chronic limb ischemia

Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2017 Sep 4;4(1):84-88. doi: 10.1080/23320885.2017.1373596. eCollection 2017.


While there are no reports regarding dressing-associated iatrogenic skin ulcer as an adverse event of maggot debridement therapy (MDT), MDT is clinically used on patients with critical limb ischaemia with dermal fragility. Herein we report causes and counter measures for a case of iatrogenic skin ulcer induced by MDT dressing.

Keywords: Maggot debridement therapy; critical limb ischaemia; direct method; dressing; indirect method; pressure ulcer.

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