Citric acid treatment of post operative wound infections in HIV/AIDS patients. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Citric acid treatment of post operative wound infections in HIV/AIDS patients.
J Tissue Viability. 2014 Feb ;23(1):24-8. Epub 2013 Dec 28. PMID: 24411100
The normal cellular immunity is required for normal wound healing. The HIV infection affects wound healing adversely. Wound infections in HIV/AIDS patients are difficult to manage because of compromised immunity. The result is delayed wound healing and increased susceptibility to wound infection. Here we report two cases of HIV positive patients who had developed the post operative wound gape, not responding to the conventional treatment, treated simply by local application of three percent citric acid ointment.