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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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Georgia
Well It seems they aren't helping that guy above.Ha!
2009-07-25 03:58:11

MAG
Its a dirty joib but someone ha s to dom it
2009-07-24 12:25:50

Subliminal
Hey slipknot fans are worth something now
2009-07-07 16:13:29

EL PIPE LOKO
VERGA MURIO COMO UN MARISCOTE...!!!!
2009-06-29 20:11:08

drew
that dosn't look very healthy
2009-06-26 07:34:14

oddest Q man
so if you a man u need to be hard so the maggots dont think ur dick died huh XD
2009-05-14 08:55:11

weez
thank god they only eat the dead tissue

=]
2009-03-22 22:13:04

weez
just imagine the smell ... yummy!
2009-03-22 22:10:32

robert
Do you think that they would let me have that couch. Its prob still good huh?
2009-03-16 19:15:48

Dr Bree
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus gosh you people cant read! its a bacteria that eats your skin! and is antiboxtic resistnce! meaning the maggots will eat the bacteria! PS the person is not dead
2009-03-01 07:14:25

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