Treatment of mucosal membranes

  • US 20030099718A1
  • Filed: 04/23/2002
  • Published: 05/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of reducing inflammation or infection of a mucosal membrane, comprising:

  • contacting a problem area of the mucosal membrane with a therapeutically effective amount of one or more antimicrobial metals in a crystalline form to provide a localized anti-inflammatory effect, wherein the one or more antimicrobial metals are characterized by sufficient atomic disorder, such that the metal, in contact with an alcohol or water-based electrolyte, releases atoms, ions, molecules, or clusters of at least one antimicrobial metal at a concentration sufficient to provide a localized anti-inflammatory effect.

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