Therapeutic applications of the larvae for wound debridement


Turkmen A. , GRAHAM K., MCGROUTHER D. A.

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, cilt.63, ss.184-188, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.bjps.2008.08.070
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.184-188

Özet

It has been known for centuries that application of larvae is useful to heal certain wounds by facilitating debridement of necrotic tissue. Their therapeutic use was popularised in the beginning of the 19th century, but waned in the 1940s with the advent of antiseptic wound management and antibiotics. In more recent years, larvae are once again in vogue for management of difficult wounds.