Infectious Disease Compendium

Maggot (no trade name. Yet®)

Maggots do more than eat dead tissue to keep wounds clean. They make proteins that break down bacterial biofilms (PubMed). And they shorten healing time of chronic ulcers (PubMed).

They can be ordered on the internet, as can, evidently, anything. But I will not bother until they are on Amazon Prime.

Curious Cases

Relevant links to my Medscape blog

Insect Poo, Insect Puke

Last Update: 04/03/18.