Alternativni tretman rana: Larve, pijavice i pčele

Translated title of the contribution: Leechs, maggots and bees in treatmant for chronic wounds

Bego Tamer, Adlija Jevric Causevic, Sabina Semiz, Tanja Dujic, Maja Malenica

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Chronic wounds represent severe problem for patients, because they decrease their quality of life, and are a great burden to health system because of frequent hospitalization and intensive care. They still represent a great challenge to medics, for these wounds are often infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics, so standard treatment cannot give good results. Alternative treatment of wounds with leeches, maggots and honey, has approved very good results for healing different forms of wounds, with great perspective in the standard use in practice. Honey has different mechanisms of action, such as hypersomatic, debriding and enzymatic activity (glucose oxidase) and has good results in treatment of wounds. Leeches possess properties of ingesting bacteria's, digesting necrotic tissue, ejaculation of enzymes, and all these properties stimulate healing of wounds. Beside healing, leeches can be of great help in cases with vein problems. Alternative treatment for wounds has also numerous shortcomings, and with development of modern medicine, it gives a little trust to medics who should promote further these treatments. These kind of alternative treatments for wounds shouldn't be forgotten, especially in urgent situations (ires, earthquakes, war...) when standard medical treatment is hardly available or in situations when standard treatment doesn't give good results.

Translated title of the contributionLeechs, maggots and bees in treatmant for chronic wounds
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalTechnics Technologies Education Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008


  • Chronic wounds
  • Honey
  • Leeches
  • Maggots


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