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June 1976

Maggot Therapy for Subacute Mastoiditis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Mr Horn is a fourth-year medical student at the Health Science Center.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(6):377-379. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780110089013

• We describe a patient with intractable subacute mastoiditis who was treated successfully by maggot therapy. Maggot debridement of intractable wounds was very successful before the introduction of antibiotics. We describe the indications for use, materials and methods for the rearing of sterile larvae, the modes of action, and the complications of maggot debridement.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:377-379, 1976)

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