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Clinical observations on the wound healing properties of honey.
Br J Surg 1988; 75(7):679-81BJ

Abstract

Fifty-nine patients with wounds and ulcers most of which (80 per cent) had failed to heal with conventional treatment were treated with unprocessed honey. Fifty-eight cases showed remarkable improvement following topical application of honey. One case, later diagnosed as Buruli ulcer, failed to respond. Wounds that were sterile at the outset, remained sterile until healed, while infected wounds and ulcer became sterile within 1 week of topical application of honey. Honey debrided wounds rapidly, replacing sloughs with granulation tissue. It also promoted rapid epithelialization, and absorption of oedema from around the ulcer margins.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University Department of Surgery, University Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3416123

Citation

Efem, S E.. "Clinical Observations On the Wound Healing Properties of Honey." The British Journal of Surgery, vol. 75, no. 7, 1988, pp. 679-81.
Efem SE. Clinical observations on the wound healing properties of honey. Br J Surg. 1988;75(7):679-81.
Efem, S. E. (1988). Clinical observations on the wound healing properties of honey. The British Journal of Surgery, 75(7), pp. 679-81.
Efem SE. Clinical Observations On the Wound Healing Properties of Honey. Br J Surg. 1988;75(7):679-81. PubMed PMID: 3416123.
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