Effectiveness of Siddha Topical Applications for Chronic Non-Healing Lower Extremity Ulcers- Case Series

  • Samraj Karunanithi
  • Shree Devi MS
  • Sathiyarajeswaran Parameswaran

Abstract

A chronic ulcer is that, which does not heal within three months. Diabetic, arterial and venous ulcers are the common cause for
non-healing lower extremity ulcers. The prevalence of chronic leg ulcers is 0.6-3% in people over 60 years and 5% in those over 80
years. Here, we report a case series of 6 patients with chronic non-healing ulcers. All the 6 patients received topical application of
Siddha medicine. ‘Leg Ulcer Measurement Tool (LUMT)’ scoring system was used to assess the severity, prognosis and for follow-up
treatment. After the 6 weeks of treatment, 33% (n=2) have ulcer size more than 5cm, 16% (n=1) have exudate in their ulcers, none
of them have necrotic tissues, leg edema and peri-ulcer affected skin in their ulcers. It was found that the patients treated with Siddha
medicine have satisfactory improvement in the non-healing lower extremity ulcers.

Keywords: Chronic wound, Leg ulcer, Muthuchippi parpam, Maththan thailam, Siddha external therapy
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Karunanithi, S., MS, S. D., & Parameswaran, S. ( ). Effectiveness of Siddha Topical Applications for Chronic Non-Healing Lower Extremity Ulcers- Case Series. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 5(2), 101-104. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2019.v05.i02.003
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