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2018 Dec

J Taibah Univ Med Sci



Efficacy of chitosan derivative films versus hydrocolloid dressing on superficial wounds.


Halim AS, Nor FM, Mat Saad AZ, Mohd Nasir NA, Norsa' Adah B, Ujang Z
J Taibah Univ Med Sci. 2018 Dec; 13(6):512-520.
PMID: 31435371.


Chitosan, the N-deacetylated derivative of chitin, has useful biological properties that promote haemostasis, analgesia, wound healing, and scar reduction; chitosan is bacteriostatic, biocompatible, and biodegradable. This study determined the efficacy of chitosan derivative film as a superficial wound dressing.