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|Title in Portuguese:||Use of maggot therapy for treating a diabetic foot ulcer colonized by multidrug resistant bacteria in Brazil|
|Author:||Pinheiro, Marilia A. R. Q.|
Ferraz, Julianny B.
Ansaldi Júnior, Miguel Angel
Moura, Andrew D.
Costa, Maria E.S.M. da
Costa, Fagner J. M. D.
Andrade Neto, Valter Ferreira de
Motta Neto, Renato
Gama, Renata A.
|Publisher:||Indian Journal of Medical Research|
|Citation:||PINHEIRO, Marília A.R.Q. Use of maggot therapy for treating a diabetic foot ulcer colonized by multidrug resistant bacteria in Brazil. Indian Journal of Medical Research, New Delhi, v. 141, p. 340-342, mar. 2015.|
|Abstract:||This study reports the efficacy of maggot therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer infected with multidrug resistant microorganisms. A 74 year old female patient with diabetes for over 30 years, was treated with maggot therapy using larvae of Chrysomya megacephala . The microbiological samples were collected to evaluate aetiology of the infection. The therapy done for 43 days resulted in a reduction of necrosis and the ulcer’s retraction of 0.7 cm 2 in area. Analysis of the bacteriological swabs revealed the presence of Escherichia coli , Klebsiella pneumonia e and Pseudomonas aeruginosa . Further studies need to be done to confirm the role of maggot therapy in wound healing using a large sample and a proper study design.|
|metadata.dc.type:||Artigo de Periódico|
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