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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

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)