Anti-infective effects of sugar-vaseline mixture on leg ulcers

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Claude Franceschi *
Massimo Bricchi
Roberto Delfrate
(*) Corresponding Author:
Claude Franceschi |


Fifty patients affected of resistant leg ulcers where treated exclusively with a vaseline-glucose mixture in combination with an etiologic treatment. Neither additional topical, systemic anti-infective drugs nor surgical debridement were applied. The dressing turnover rate was 6-7 days. A first bacteriological sampling was followed by a second one (40 days mean), which showed 100% sterilized ulcers. A complete scaring was achieved in 46 (92%) on average of 109 days of apply. This efficient, low cost, painless and quick treatment could proposed as a first line option.

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Claude Franceschi, Centre Marie Thérèse, Hopital Saint Joseph, Paris, France; Casa di Cura Figlie di San Camillo, Cremona

Consultant angiologist

Massimo Bricchi, Casa di Cura Figlie di San Camillo, Cremona


Roberto Delfrate, Casa di Cura Figlie di San Camillo, Cremona

Chief of Surgery Department