JABSOM’s DR. ERON finds maggots can heal diabetes wounds

Media around the country–and in Hawai’i–are fascinated with research done by John A. Burns School of Medicine clinical faculty member and Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i physician Dr. Lawrence Eron.

Eron, a specialist in infectious disease, presented findings last month which demonstrated that medical-grade versions of the fly larvae helped close the stubborn wounds of diabetics.  The results were positive in 21 of the 27 Kaiser patients Dr. Eron’s team tested, including some diabetics whose wounds had been open for as long as five years.

Dr. Eron presented his findings at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Chicago in late September.  The details captured the attention of news editors around the country and were reported everywhere from Bloomberg News to Hawai’i News Now. The HNN report from Honolulu anchorwoman Teri Okita, is linked here below.

Click here to watch Hawaii News Now’s story about Dr. Lawrence Eron.

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