Efficacy of Maggot Debridement Therapy on Refractory Leg Ulcers of Behçet Disease: An Open-Label Study.

Kecici A. S. , Polat E. , Kutlubay Z.

Clinical and experimental dermatology, vol.46, pp.834-841, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ced.14539
  • Title of Journal : Clinical and experimental dermatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.834-841


Background Cutaneous ulcers of Behcet disease (BD) are rare but have high morbidity and resistance to conventional therapies. An important and essential aspect of ulcer management is debridement. Regarding maggot therapy (MT), excretions of the green bottle fly, Lucilia sericata, have been shown to have the ability to remove necrotic debris and promote healing.