An old therapy takes new flight

böhringer friedrich [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

Before penicillin was discovered and became the standard treatment for bacterial infections, physicians sometimes used fly larvae to treat severe, infected and chronic wounds. Maggot debridement therapy (MDT), as it is now called, has recently returned to clinical practice in the wake of increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Lab Anim. (NY) 42, 40 (2013).
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