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July 24, 2005

Maggot Treatment Saves Woman's Foot

Barbara Enser wasn't very comfortable at first with the idea of using maggots to clean the wound on her right foot. But if it meant saving it from amputation, she was willing to give it a try. For the procedure, the maggots - about 2 millimeters each in size - are placed on the wound, then surrounded by an adhesive foam, clear tape, and a gauze bandage. (AP)

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