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Resolution of Skin Maladies of the Trapped Chilean Miners: The Unplanned Underground Copper-Impregnated Antifungal Socks “Trial ”

Gadi Borkow, PhD; Juan Carlos Mellibovsky, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(1):134-136. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.1280.
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Correspondence: Dr Borkow, Hameyasdim 44, Gibton 76910, Israel (gadi@cupron.com).

Financial Disclosure: Dr Borkow is employed by Cupron Inc. Cupron owns the patents for the technology used to impregnate polymeric materials with copper oxide. The socks were donated to the trapped miners by Cupron's agent in Chile.

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Figure 1. Representative pictures of the feet of 2 miners 1 day after they were rescued from the mine.

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Figure 2. Miners' self-reported scores of whether (A) and to what degree (B) they experienced indicated skin conditions before and after they received the copper oxide –containing socks. 0 Indicates absent condition; 10, most severe condition. Rank sum t tests were conducted to compare between scores for the various attributes before and after using the socks.

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