1921
Volume 23, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

Eight patients from Zaire with infections were treated by the local application of heat to maintain a temperature of approximately 40°C in the ulcerated area. All lesions healed without surgical intervention and without local recurrences during follow-up periods of up to 22 months. This study shows that local heat promotes healing of lesions. We postulate that the mechanism is primarily by direct inhibition of multiplication of . Other possible contributory effects are discussed.

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1974-09-01
2017-11-19
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  • Accepted : 08 Mar 1974

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