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Negative pressure wound treatment in a neonate with epidermolysis bullosa simplex severe generalized: A case report


Schlueer, Anna-Barbara; Schwieger-Briel, Agnes; Theiler, Martin; Neuhaus, Kathrin; Schiestl, Clemens; Weibel, Lisa (2020). Negative pressure wound treatment in a neonate with epidermolysis bullosa simplex severe generalized: A case report. Pediatric Dermatology, 37(6):1218-1220.

Abstract

Negative pressure wound treatment (NPWT) is very useful for the treatment of chronic or deep wounds and in the setting of skin grafting. Due to the need for adhesive dressings, this treatment is rarely attempted in patients with skin fragility secondary to hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB). We present a neonate with EB simplex, severe generalized in a critical clinical state where NPWT was successfully applied and describe the measures taken to avoid any further skin damage. This case is of clinical importance to physicians and health care staff treating patients with this rare disease where additional therapeutic measures for the treatment of chronic wounds are scarce.

Abstract

Negative pressure wound treatment (NPWT) is very useful for the treatment of chronic or deep wounds and in the setting of skin grafting. Due to the need for adhesive dressings, this treatment is rarely attempted in patients with skin fragility secondary to hereditary epidermolysis bullosa (EB). We present a neonate with EB simplex, severe generalized in a critical clinical state where NPWT was successfully applied and describe the measures taken to avoid any further skin damage. This case is of clinical importance to physicians and health care staff treating patients with this rare disease where additional therapeutic measures for the treatment of chronic wounds are scarce.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health
Health Sciences > Dermatology
Language:English
Date:November 2020
Deposited On:10 Feb 2021 13:50
Last Modified:11 Feb 2021 21:00
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0736-8046
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/pde.14335
PubMed ID:32892402

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