A novel approach to the antimicrobial activity of maggot debridement therapy

Anders S Andersen, Dorthe Sandvang, Kirk M Schnorr, Thomas Kruse, Søren Neve, Bo Joergensen, Tonny Karlsmark, Karen Angeliki Krogfelt

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Commercially produced sterile green bottle fly Lucilia sericata maggots are successfully employed by practitioners worldwide to clean a multitude of chronic necrotic wounds and reduce wound bacterial burdens during maggot debridement therapy (MDT). Secretions from the maggots exhibit antimicrobial activity along with other activities beneficial for wound healing. With the rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria, new approaches to identifying the active compounds responsible for the antimicrobial activity within this treatment are imperative. Therefore, the aim of this study was to use a novel approach to investigate the output of secreted proteins from the maggots under conditions mimicking clinical treatments.
TidsskriftThe Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)1646-54
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 1 aug. 2010


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