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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(5), 94-96
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-5-5
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A Case of Diabetic Wound: The Coffee Powder Protects the Growth of Cells on the Wound Bed

Hendro Sudjono Yuwono1,

1Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia

Pub. Date: May 25, 2019

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Hendro Sudjono Yuwono. A Case of Diabetic Wound: The Coffee Powder Protects the Growth of Cells on the Wound Bed. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(5):94-96. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-5-5


A case report of a chronic wound complication, in a 63-year-man, suffered diabetic mellitus type 2, that successfully treated using coffee powder. The coffee powder has used as a topical dressing in many wound cases with a useful result and faster healing. It is an effective topical dressing through maintaining contact of coffee powder along the wound bed to prevent any manipulation and protect the new superficial cell growth. The method claimed to be the best to protect the cells in superficial wound bed by the coffee powder producing a best toleration, comfort, adaptable, cost-effective, and create a new paradigm of wound management.

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