Nepal hospital trials ‘life-changing’ treatment for leprosy wounds

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Technique using artificial scabs made from a patient’s own blood could also help those with diabetes, say doctors

Doctors at a Nepal hospital trialling a new treatment for skin wounds say the technique, which mimics the scabbing process, has “enormous potential”.

Trials at the mountaintop Anandaban leprosy hospital, south of Kathmandu, have been promising, bringing hope to patients worldwide. It is hoped that the treatment will also help millions living with diabetes, who have an increased risk of amputation.

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Written by Saeed Kamali Dehghan
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jan/20/nepal-hospital-trials-life-changing-treatment-for-leprosy-wounds under the title “Nepal hospital trials ‘life-changing’ treatment for leprosy wounds”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.