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2022 Jul-Aug 01

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs



Larval Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Wounds Colonized by Multi-resistant Pathogens in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Study.


Pérez-Acevedo G, Bosch-Alcaraz A, Torra-Bou J E
J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2022 Jul-Aug 01; 49(4):373-378.
PMID: 35809014.


Chronic wounds are susceptible to colonization with gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria that may be resistant to antimicrobial dressings and systemic antibiotics. In January 2004, the US Food and Drugs Administration approved use of medicinal larvae for use in humans and animals for resistant organisms. Despite use in adults, there is a paucity of evidence evaluating its efficacy and safety in the pediatric population.