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Larval therapy (maggot debridement therapy, MDT, bio-surgery) uses myiasis for wound debridement and cleaning. The secretions of the maggots may be used separately for their antimicrobial properties.
- ↑ Chan DC, Fong DH, Leung JY, Patil NG, Leung GK. Maggot debridement therapy in chronic wound care. Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. 2007 Oct; 13(5):382-6.
- ↑ Gray M. Is larval (maggot) debridement effective for removal of necrotic tissue from chronic wounds? Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN. 2008 Jul-Aug; 35(4):378-84.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)
- ↑ Bexfield A, Bond AE, Roberts EC, Dudley E, Nigam Y, Thomas S, Newton RP, Ratcliffe NA. The antibacterial activity against MRSA strains and other bacteria of a <500Da fraction from maggot excretions/secretions of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur. 2008 Apr; 10(4):325-33.(Link to article – subscription may be required.)
- ↑ Bexfield A, Bond AE, Morgan C, Wagstaff J, Newton RP, Ratcliffe NA, Dudley E, Nigam Y. Amino acid derivatives from Lucilia sericata ES may contribute to the beneficial effects of maggot therapy via increased angiogenesis. The British journal of dermatology. 2009 Oct 3.(Epub ahead of print) (Link to article – subscription may be required.)