Successful topical hemotherapy with a new occlusive dressing for an intractable ulcer on the toe

Michiko Iwayama-Hibino, Kazumitsu Sugiura, Yoshinao Muro, Yasushi Tomita

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Abstract

Topical hemotherapy is a method of applying heparinized venous blood directly onto the surface of an ulcer, which is covered with an occlusive hydrocolloidal dressing. It is often effective on chronic ulcers with thick necrosis, because some proteinases and growth factors in plasma are probably involved in the digestion of necrotic tissues and the acceleration of granulation and epithelization. We treated a patient with an intractable ulcer on the toe caused by a peripheral circulatory disturbance due to her systemic sclerosis. As conventional topical hemotherapy cannot be applied to ulcers on the round tip of a toe, we made a device for occlusive dressing of topical hemotherapy which could successfully improve the previously refractory ulcer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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