Maggot therapy

Maggot therapy

Z340/0761 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 34.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Biotherapy


Caption: Maggot therapy. Wound of a patient suffering from a leg ulcer 3 days after treatment with maggot therapy. The wound is a healthy pink colour and healing. Larvae (maggots) of the greenbottle fly (Lucilia sericata) are used to clean wounds by eating dead and dying flesh and leaving healthy tissue. They clean the wound more efficiently than drugs or other treatments and prevent the onset of gangrene and septicaemia. The maggots prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the wound by altering the acidity and releasing an antibiotic compound. Only this species of maggot, which are bred in sterile conditions, are used for medical purposes.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: alternative medicine, animal, antibacteria, antibacterial, antibiotic, antiseptic, bio-therapy, biological, biology, biotherapy, britain, british, cleaning wound, diabetes, fauna, flesh, fly, gauze, green bottle, green-bottle, greenbottle fly, healing, healthy, hospital, human, human tissue, insect, invertebrate, invertebrates, lab, larva, larvae, leg ulcer, lucilia sericata, maggot, maggot cleaning, maggot therapy, maggots, medical, medicine, nature, people, person, phaenicia sericata, surgical maggot, surgical maggots, tissue, traditional medicine, treatment, uk, ulcer, united kingdom, wildlife, wound, wound cleaning, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.