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WOLFF ECHEVERRI, Marta Isabel et al. Lucilia eximia (Diptera: Calliphoridae), a new alternative for maggot therapy. Case series report. Iatreia [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp. 107-116. ISSN 0121-0793.
Larval therapy is used in the treatment of infected chronic wounds by allowing the removal of necrotic tissue, which induces the formation of granular tissue and the growth of healthy skin. Considering the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance, this type of therapy may be an effective alternative in the management of infected chronic wounds. In this article we report the use of maggot therapy using the Lucilia eximia species in 42 patients with chronic skin wounds associated to different pathologies including: venous and arterial ulcers, diabetic foot, sickle cell disease, vasculopathy, elephantiasis, Berger disease, pyoderma gangrenosum (PG), traumatic wounds, erysipelas, and hospital acquired infections. Four cases are depicted photographically.
Palavras-chave : Chronic wounds; Lucilia eximia; Maggot therapy.