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Biosurgery in wound healing--the renaissance of maggot therapy.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2000; 14(4):285-9JE

Abstract

Chronic wounds are a challenge for modern health care. A basic principle of treatment is the removal of sloughy, necrotic, devitalized tissue to prevent wound infection and delayed healing. Biosurgery (syn. maggot or larval therapy) is a promising adjunct to the whole spectrum of topical treatment methods, in particular for debridement. The term 'biosurgery' describes the use of living maggots on wounds to remove devitalized tissue, decrease the risk of infection and improve wound healing. The present paper gives a brief review of history, entomology, biochemistry and medical indications of biosurgery and the practical handling of maggots. We also provide some clinical data from the literature and our own experience in a wound care unit. Biosurgery is an effective and safe treatment option for debridement and disinfection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany. uwol@derma.uni-jena.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11204517

Citation

Wollina, U, et al. "Biosurgery in Wound Healing--the Renaissance of Maggot Therapy." Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, vol. 14, no. 4, 2000, pp. 285-9.
Wollina U, Karte K, Herold C, et al. Biosurgery in wound healing--the renaissance of maggot therapy. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2000;14(4):285-9.
Wollina, U., Karte, K., Herold, C., & Looks, A. (2000). Biosurgery in wound healing--the renaissance of maggot therapy. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 14(4), pp. 285-9.
Wollina U, et al. Biosurgery in Wound Healing--the Renaissance of Maggot Therapy. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2000;14(4):285-9. PubMed PMID: 11204517.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Biosurgery in wound healing--the renaissance of maggot therapy. AU - Wollina,U, AU - Karte,K, AU - Herold,C, AU - Looks,A, PY - 2001/2/24/pubmed PY - 2001/4/17/medline PY - 2001/2/24/entrez SP - 285 EP - 9 JF - Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV JO - J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol VL - 14 IS - 4 N2 - Chronic wounds are a challenge for modern health care. A basic principle of treatment is the removal of sloughy, necrotic, devitalized tissue to prevent wound infection and delayed healing. Biosurgery (syn. maggot or larval therapy) is a promising adjunct to the whole spectrum of topical treatment methods, in particular for debridement. The term 'biosurgery' describes the use of living maggots on wounds to remove devitalized tissue, decrease the risk of infection and improve wound healing. The present paper gives a brief review of history, entomology, biochemistry and medical indications of biosurgery and the practical handling of maggots. We also provide some clinical data from the literature and our own experience in a wound care unit. Biosurgery is an effective and safe treatment option for debridement and disinfection. SN - 0926-9959 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11204517/Biosurgery_in_wound_healing__the_renaissance_of_maggot_therapy_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0926-9959&date=2000&volume=14&issue=4&spage=285 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -