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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Interesting → Maggots help to heal wounds quicker

Maggot therapy (also known as Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT), larval therapy, larva therapy, or larvae therapy) is a type of biotherapy involving the intentional introduction by a health care practitioner of live, disinfected maggots (fly larvae) into the non-healing skin and soft tissue wound(s) of a human or animal for the purpose of selectively cleaning out only the necrotic (dead) tissue within a wound in order to promote wound healing. Maggot therapy has been shown to accelerate debridement of necrotic wounds and reduce the bacterial load of the wound, leading to earlier healing, reduced wound odor and less pain.

In a 2007 preliminary trial, maggots were used to successfully treat patients with the superbug MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a bacteria which has developed antibiotic resistance to all penicillins. The current use of maggot therapy is estimated to involve over 3,000 doctors, clinics, and hospitals in over 20 countries. In 2003, approximately 30,000 treatments were administered to an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 patients.

Wiki Article: Maggot therapy

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justyna dardas
the dangroes thing is maggets
2013-01-17 16:09:17

WHAT this could not be true
2013-01-17 16:08:04

justyna dardas
i know right that really hurts
2013-01-17 16:06:48

caitlin clarck
oh my god why did that happend i just dont know
2013-01-17 16:05:37

richard 365
Does this look infected?
2012-12-30 19:11:31

he's alive. I think he's just sick
2012-11-23 06:32:59

No lol
2012-09-25 15:45:45

Is this therapy????
2012-09-09 23:42:49

Ele já deve estar em decomposição,
pelo estado em que se encontra.
2012-05-28 19:14:50

Yep, this lad's dead for over 15 hours. Not sure how are photos related to this writing.
2012-05-28 05:24:35

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