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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007299
  • CASE REPORT

The use of an extract of Hypericum perforatum and Azadirachta indica in advanced diabetic foot: an unexpected outcome

  1. Maria Letizia Iabichella
  1. Department of Angiology, Barbantini Clinic, Lucca, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maria Letizia Iabichella, ml.iabichella{at}gmail.com

Summary

This is the first case reporting the results of using an extract of Hypericum flowers (Hypericum perforatum) and neem oil (Azadirachta indica) in foot wounds with exposed bone in a patient with bilateral advanced diabetic ulcers. The effective use of this cheap treatment in patients with diabetic lesions on the feet, if confirmed in a wide controlled study, might allow the caregivers to take care of patients at home.

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