[Benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of decubitus ulcers]

Med Cutan Ibero Lat Am. 1988;16(5):427-9.
[Article in Spanish]


We communicate a case of pressure sore (decubitus ulcer) treated with 20% topic benzoyl peroxide in O/W emulsion with very satisfactory results. This substance feeds hyperbaric oxygen. Benzoyl peroxide also has antimicrobial, antipruriginous and antifungal properties all of them contributing to shorten the evolution of the lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Benzoyl Peroxide / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Peroxides / therapeutic use*
  • Pressure Ulcer / drug therapy*
  • Pressure Ulcer / etiology


  • Peroxides
  • Benzoyl Peroxide