Chitosan associated with chlorhexidine in gel form: synthesis, characterization and healing wounds applications

Maria Onaira Gonçalves Ferreira, Idglan Sá de Lima, Alan Ícaro Sousa Morais, Silvana Oliveira Silva, Rusbene Bruno Fonseca de Carvalho, Alessandra Braga Ribeiro, Josy Anteveli Osajima, Edson C. Silva Filho*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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Chitosan has chemical properties that allow the formation of gels in acid media, which can be used as a dressing for wound treatment, since they are biocompatible and have activity against pathogenic microorganisms. Thus, a chitosan gel associated with chlorhexidine was developed and characterized for the study of antibacterial and healing activity. The gels were synthesized by the reaction of the acetic acid solution with chitosan, followed by the addition of 2 and 4% chlorhexidine to the amount of the acid solution being characterized by thermogravimetry, differential scanning calorimetry and infrared spectroscopy, which proved the presence of substances, in the gel. Tests of direct contact with the strain Staphylococcus aureus showed 100% inhibition of bacterial growth and formation of a halo for the associated gels. Histological examination revealed healing on 14th day when animals was treated with chitosan hydrogel containing 2% chlorhexidine, showing a greater contraction power of the wound when compared to the control groups. For the other products tested, healing was better after the 14th day, and except for saline and 4% chlorhexidine groups, all other lesions were closed on the 14th day. The results indicate that a promising material was obtained for use as a healing agent.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (de-até)375-382
Número de páginas8
RevistaJournal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology
Volume49
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - fev. 2019
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