Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Propolis-Enriched Stingless Bee Honey Successfully Treats Diabetic Foot Ulcer with Exposed Bone

Successful treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer with exposed bone using Trigona honey: a case study

J Wound Care. 2019 Dec 1;28(Sup12):S4-S8

Many studies have shown that honey might improve wound healing. However, its efficacy for large wounds which may be followed by a systemic effect remains unclear. The effectiveness of honey-based dressings in treating large diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) is still unknown.

This study presents the case of a 38-year-old female patient presenting with an extensive infected DFU with exposed bone. The DFU was treated with propolis-enriched Trigona honey, used as a single treatment, in a home visit setting. After two months' follow-up, the wound exhibited complete re-epithelialisation despite the patient's initial poor condition.

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