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J Family Med Prim Care. 2016 Jan-Mar;5(1):175-7. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.184659.

Colloidal silver-based nanogel as nonocclusive dressing for multiple superficial pellet wounds.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India.
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India.


A good dressing is mandatory to an uncomplicated wound healing, especially when foreign particles contaminate the wound. Various forms of dressing preparations are available for use and differ in chemical composition and efficacy. Silver has been a known agent with good antimicrobial and healing properties and recent times has seen an upsurge in various silver-based dressing supplements. We describe our report of use and efficacy of a silver nanoparticle- based gel dressing in the healing of multiple superficial firearm pellet wounds.


Colloidal silver; dressing; firearm injury; management; silver nanoparticle; superficial wound; treatment; wound

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