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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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To heal what?He seems dead to me.
2012-05-17 17:50:58

Maggot Therapy
Can't cure all viruses. This one spread to quickly
killing it's host before the maggots could catch it and
kill it. Instead, the host died. Maggots spread quickly
and very fast to decompose it all.
2012-04-29 05:41:39

oooohh maygood
2012-03-22 14:10:23

heres one for the necros see if you can fuk this one with out holding your nose
2012-01-09 03:58:34

What's with the maggot therapy? This guy has been dead for several days.
2011-11-07 06:19:31

I wonder if it itches tickles or hurt when maggots are
2011-10-23 09:46:50

All your base are belong to maggots.
2011-08-29 09:00:17

This is nasty to no end and there is no
need for this because the man is dead.
Now if you want to show people that the
therapy works then show it on a living
human who needs it and stop with taking
pictures of a poor dead man and put him
to rest already.
2011-08-25 03:18:15

Freddy Krueger
What's the point of this? It's obvious that man in dead.
2011-06-18 02:46:04

That dude is dead. This aint therapy, he is decomposing.
2011-05-22 08:24:16

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