MANAGEMENT OF MAGGOT INFLICTED WOUND – AYURVEDIC APPROACH
Keywords:Vrana, Healing, Maggot
Unhygienic conditions attract organisms into the pathological lesion and worsen the condition, here is a case wherein the patient with psoriatic skin lesions took treatment from an unqualified person and in addition his unhygienic habit attracted maggots into the foot eating away a major chunk of his normal tissues. The case was diagnosed and treated in lines with fundamental principles of Sushruta. The case is a best example of maggots destructive and repair effect on the tissue, the wound with maggots presence healed faster than with wound without maggots.
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