It is well known that Diabetes mellitus (DM) is classified as a metabolic disease and in consequence several dysfunctions are expected, such as difficulties in wound healing process. Objectives: Due to the excellent properties of the developed bacterial cellulose/alginate hydrogel (BC/ALG), this material was applied to treat a diabetic ulcer patient. Method: The treatment was carried out at the Ambulatory of Santa Casa de Misericordia de São Carlos, by applying the hydrogel twice a week during 30 days. Results: After the period of treatment, the wound showed 84% of closure reduction when compared to its initial size Conclusion: Bacterial cellulose/ alginate hydrogel presented a high potential for successful treatment of wound closure.
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