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guideline 2.290 : Wound Biodebridement Guideline - Maggot Debridement Therapy

For carefully selected Adult Acute / Critical Care patients, Maggot Debridement Therapy (MDT) using Phaenicia sericata larvae (maggots) is an acceptable wound care option that may facilitate more rapid debridement to promote wound healing than available alternatives. MDT shall be employed only when more conventional methods including excisional, mechanical, autolytic, and enzymatic debridement are inappropriate or deemed ineffective for an individual patient. [contact Karie Wilson]

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