The success of the wound healing process depends on effective debridement and infection control. Currently, some difficulties are encountered in controlling infected chronic wounds due to the development of resistance to antibiotics and the inability of surgical debridement of necrotic scar tissue. Larval therapy is capable of causing disruption of the biofilm, making it beneficial for chronic wound healing. The aim of this scoping review was to reveal the use of larvae for chronic wound healing, by inhibiting the formation of biofilms based on a number of articles that have been published in journals. Articles were searched using databases such as Pubmed, Google Scholar and Cochrane Library. We found articles related to the use of larval therapy as many as 15 articles between 2012-2020 that were eligible for review. In conclusion, chronic wound therapy using larvae is easy to apply and is successful as a traditional and complementary medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Antimicrobial
  • Biofilms
  • Chronic wound
  • Larval therapy
  • Medicine


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