Larvae therapy

There are a number of recommendations to use Lucilia Sericata larvae when treating infected or necrotic wounds:
  • Lower limbs ulceration
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Infected post surgery wounds
  • Necrotic wounds developed during diabetics or tumors

A number of bacteria strains became immune to pharmaceuticals, but they do die when exposed to larvae secretion which has the ability to kill bacteria, viruses and fungus. Moreover, leeches digest the dead tissue extracorporeal and after absorb it again without causing any disruption to the integrity of the healthy living tissue. A leech larvae doesn’t have any mechanical effect on the wound and doesn’t create any painful sensation.

The benefits of Lucilia Sericata wound treatment:

• Fast and painless wound cleanse, infection removal,healing time curtailment

• Decrease of pain coming from the wound, bad smell elimination, decrease of doctor’s office visits and hospitalization requiring cases

Basic mechanisms of this therapy:

1. Active wound cleanse

2. Anti microbiological effect:

  • Antiseptic effect (e.g. Works against MRSA and Streptococcus pathogens)
  • White blood cells activation as a part of wound healing stimulation
  • Rinsing effect
  • A direct effect of larvae immune system
  • Yet unknown mechanisms

3. Wound healing stimulation

  • Mechanical stimulation
  • Growth and cell division stimulation (healing) due to larvae secretion
  • Immune system activation
  • Yet unknown mechanisms