Maggot Infestation: Various Treatment Modalities

J Am Coll Clin Wound Spec. 2018 Mar 30;8(1-3):51-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jccw.2018.03.002. eCollection 2016.


The invasion of the skin and subcutaneous tissue by the larvae (Maggot) is known as Maggot infestation. It was found that farmers who are working in agricultural fields are more prone to this infestation. A case of 60 year old male patient with ulceration on leg for 10 days which was initially smaller and later developed into a larger wound, due to maggot larvae. This case report illustrates the importance and method of treating this cutaneous myiasis.

Keywords: Case report; Flies; Infestation; Maggot; Myiasis; Treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports