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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 5
First page : ( 2522) Last page : ( 2526)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00425.6

Maggot Therapy: Boon for Wound Healing

Tholiya Siddharth V., Dr. Kulkarni Parag A.*

Department of Pharmaceutics, SVKM'S NMIMS, School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, Shirpur. Maharashtra. India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: parag.kulkarni@nmims.edu

Online published on 8 August, 2019.


The Present Era is of Technological Advancement, particularly in the field of medicines. An example of this statement is MAGGOT THERAPY which particularly cures wound with the help of application of live maggots. The technique is carried out to treat various injuries, ulcers which are non-healing or are very slow to heal. This wound healing technique was first practiced by Maya Indians, but, the breakthrough work on the therapy was done by BAER with his experiments on 100 children. After that, the technique saw a subsequent rise and fall. Due to recent technological advancement the therapy is very much improvised and has advantages over conventional therapy. The main objective of this work is to give deep insight as well as benefits of the therapy along with the current scenario of the therapy. Various research papers as well as publications were referred to put this work and hence after reading the article one can easily understand about various aspects of the technique along with the current situation of the same.



Maggot therapy, Ulcers, Wound healing.


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