Maggot debridement therapy promising

March 1, 2004

Akron, Ohio - Maggot debridement therapy (MDT), a controversial, but reportedly effective wound-healing technique, has attracted a following abroad in recent years, and is now gaining interest in the United States, as well. MDT is the medical use of live maggots or fly larvae for cleaning non-healing wounds. "MDT has been around for centuries -- so it's certainly not new, but there has been a resurgence of interest," said dermatologist and wound-care specialist Elliot N. Mostow, M.D., of Wound Care Associates of Akron (Ohio).