Biodebridement: A case report of maggot therapy for limb salvage after fourth-degree burns

Nicholas Namias, J. Esteban Varela, Robin P. Varas, Olga Quintana, C. Gillon Ward

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The wound healing and antimicrobial properties of maggots are well known. Maggot debridement therapy has been used for the treatment of various conditions. For maggot debridement therapy, the larvae of the blowfly are applied over necrotic or nonhealing wounds. We used maggot debridement therapy with the larvae of Phaenicia sericata for limb salvage after bilateral lower extremity fourth-degree burns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-257
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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