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Diabetes

23 September 2011

Maggots effective for diabetes wounds

Researchers from Hawaii have a suggestion for how to get granulation going in difficult diabetic wounds - let maggots do the work.

Researchers from Hawaii have a suggestion for how to get granulation going in difficult diabetic wounds - let maggots do the work.

Dr Eron, from Kaiser Hospital and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, and his colleagues presented their findings this week in Chicago at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).

Five-year-old wounds

 

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