Kenya tries a different approach to wound therapy: Maggots

10/8/2013 | Standard (Kenya), The

To reduce the burden of wound care caused by diabetes and accidents, the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute's Trypanosomiasis Research Center in Kenya is testing maggot debridement therapy, which entails the use of live disinfected maggots, or fly larvae, in soft tissue wounds to clean out dead tissue. The treatment would reduce wound-cleaning time to prepare for grafting, said Dr. Phoebe Mukiria.

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