Evaluation of antibacterial soap in the management of lymphoedema in Leogane, Haiti.


In areas endemic for lymphatic filariasis, progression of lymphoedema is associated with recurrent bacterial acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (ADLA). The role of antibacterial soap in preventing ADLA is unknown. In a randomized double-blinded clinical trial in Leogane, Haiti, lymphoedema patients washed affected legs with antibacterial (n = 97) or plain soap… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2010.08.011

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