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Case study: treating an infected wound of unknown aetiology.
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PMID:  22875029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
There are occasions when patients present with wounds where the aetiology is unknown. Planning care for these patients is dependent on the wound assessment and treating the clinical symptoms for example infection. Wound infection is often regarded as a challenging problem for clinicians and a considerable financial burden for the NHS (Patel, 2009). From a patient perspective, wound infection presents with unpleasant symptoms such as increased exudate, pain, swelling and malodour (Barrett et al, 2010). The introduction of antibiotics in the late 1940s and 1950s had a huge impact on the control of bacterial infections, however recently due to bacterial resistance, topical antimicrobials such as honey are starting to regain their appeal in the treatment of wound infection (Van der Weyden, 2003; Moffatt, 2006). The aim of this case study is to demonstrate how a honey dressing was used to treat an infected wound of unknown aetiology.
Menna Lloyd-Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of community nursing     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1462-4753     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Community Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815827     Medline TA:  Br J Community Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S25-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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