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In this report, we recent a case study on a 50-year-old male patient with different chronic wounds, such as venous ulcer and arterial ulcer in both legs. These wounds have persisted for more than 10 years, despite the different treatments applied, between safenectomy, different dressings, hyperbaric camera, as well as the used of several medicines of oral and topical application. The case is addressed with the aim to evaluate if treatment that uses combined techniques such as low level laser therapy (LLLT), photodynamic therapy and cellulose membrane is able to improve healing and reduction of time of treatment in those types of chronic wounds. The results show the clinical protocol is effective for the healing of arterial and venous ulcers and can be considered as a promising possibility.
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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
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