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Summer 2006, Vol. 14 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 78-81


Case Report

Maggot therapy in Hong Kong: a case report

TW Tse 謝梓華

Abstract
Maggot debridement therapy (MDT) is the medical use of live maggots (fly larvae) for promoting debridement and healing of the chronic wounds. This article reports a case of MDT in Hong Kong for a non-healing infected wound after extensive surgical resection and radiotherapy treatment for malignant fibrous histiocytoma. A summary of the rationale of MDT will be discussed. (Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 78-81)