|Title||Polyhexanide 0.2% in treatment of trophic foot ulcers in leprosy - preliminary study.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Zanchin TN, Serafini CB, Brandão FS, da Nery JAC|
|Abbrev. Journal||An Bras Dermatol|
|Journal||Anais brasileiros de dermatologia|
|Year of Publication||2018|
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, which affects peripheral nerves, skin and mucous membranes. The impairment of neural function as well as sensory or sensory-motor disabilities in leprosy continue to be a problem that requires careful attention in the management of patients with the aim to avoid or minimize their progression to prevent sequelae. One of the most common characteristics of these ulcers is the tendency to chronicity, with variable therapeutic response. In this article, we shall discuss the therapeutic management of thirteen trophic leprosy ulcers in eight patients using polyhexanide 0.2% products.