Maggot infestation saves man’s life

April 7, 2015 1:23 PM

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Maggot infestation saves man’s life

A Vietnamese man who had an infected head injury may have been saved by maggots that ate the dead tissue, Central European News (CEN) reported.

Pham Quang Lanh, 28, was struck by an iron bar that had fallen off the building where he was employed as a guest worker in Malaysia. A titanium plate was inserted over his skull and seemed to heal, leaving Lanh with occasional headaches.

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