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Maggot Therapy as a Part of a Holistic Approach in the Treatment of Multimorbid Patients with Chronic Ulcer

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Medical Informatics and Technology, Institute for Management and Economics in Health Care, UMIT—University of Health Sciences, 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria
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Complementary and Individualized Patient Centred Medicine, Pain Therapy, Acute Hospital for Internal Medicine, Waldhausklinik, 86391 Deuringen, Germany
Clin. Pract. 2021, 11(2), 347-357; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020049
Received: 19 April 2021 / Revised: 27 May 2021 / Accepted: 28 May 2021 / Published: 2 June 2021
Patients with chronic wounds (leg ulcers, decubitus, and diabetic foot ulcers) suffer from marked restrictions in their quality of life and can often no longer adequately carry out their everyday tasks. The need for nursing and medical care increases when other illnesses and complaints are present at the same time. Qualified wound care and the treatment of comorbidities are therefore of particular importance. The treatment of this disease, which is increasing in number, requires a holistic, multimodal treatment approach which, in addition to professional wound care, also includes comorbidities in the treatment. This case study describes an old treatment method for refractory wounds, the so-called “maggot therapy”, and shows how this is integrated into a holistic, multimodal therapeutic approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: wounds; ulcer; larva; Lucilia sericata; maggot therapy; debridement; multimorbid; holistic care wounds; ulcer; larva; Lucilia sericata; maggot therapy; debridement; multimorbid; holistic care
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Romeyke, T. Maggot Therapy as a Part of a Holistic Approach in the Treatment of Multimorbid Patients with Chronic Ulcer. Clin. Pract. 2021, 11, 347-357. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020049

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Romeyke T. Maggot Therapy as a Part of a Holistic Approach in the Treatment of Multimorbid Patients with Chronic Ulcer. Clinics and Practice. 2021; 11(2):347-357. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020049

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Romeyke, Tobias. 2021. "Maggot Therapy as a Part of a Holistic Approach in the Treatment of Multimorbid Patients with Chronic Ulcer" Clin. Pract. 11, no. 2: 347-357. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11020049

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