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2020 Aug 21

Int J Environ Res Public Health



Maggot Therapy in Wound Healing: A Systematic Review.


Mohd Zubir M Z, Holloway S, Mohd Noor N
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Aug 21; 17(17).
PMID: 32825736.


It is estimated that 2% of the population in developing countries suffer from a chronic wound, making it a hidden phenomenon that is increasing as populations age. The ease of access to maggot therapy has made it increasingly attractive for implementation. This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of maggot therapy as compared to hydrogel dressings in the healing of chronic wounds.