A preliminary clinical trial comparing wet silver dressings versus wet-to-dry povidone-iodine dressings for wound healing in pemphigus vulgaris patients

Ji Hui Chen, Qin Zou, Michael R. Hamblin, Xiang Wen

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Abstract

There is insufficient evidence concerning the efficacy of wet silver-containing dressings for wound healing in pemphigus vulgaris (PV). In this randomized, controlled clinical trial, 58 patients with PV skin erosions (10%-70% body surface area) were assigned to receive either wet silver-containing dressings (n = 28) or wet to dry povidone-iodine dressings as a control (n = 30). The patients in the treatment group demonstrated a significant improvement in the number of dressing changes, wound healing time, and duration of hospital stay compared with the control group. Patients treated with wet silver dressings had significantly lower NRS pain scores and reported better subjective satisfaction compared with the control group. The only adverse reactions were an occasional abnormal discharge or infection, but there was no difference between the two groups. In our study the wet silver-containing dressings were safe and effective for the treatment of wound healing in PV patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere14906
JournalDermatologic Therapy
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021

Keywords

  • pain
  • pemphigus vulgaris
  • povidone iodine
  • silver containing dressing
  • wound healing
  • wound infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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