Altman, Morris A.; Richter, Isaac H.; Kaplan, Lewis H.
March 1976
Angiology;Mar1976, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p181
Academic Journal
The vast majority of chronic leg ulcers and gangrenous lesions are associated with local infection. Attempts to control this infection with antibiotics alone have been disappointing. The use of an aqueous triple iodine solution topically, alone or sometimes together with antibiotics systemically, produces control of the infection with a consequent favorable response in the healing process. We found this solution to be an effective antimicrobial agent, non-toxic to the host, non-irritating to skin or ulcerated areas, an aid in producing demarcation and mummification of gangrenous tissue and having a beneficial effect upon the healing of chronic leg ulcers. We consider this solution a valuable adjunct in the local treatment of such lesions.


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