Hemicellulose Dressing for Skin Lesions Caused by Herpes Zoster in a Patient With Leukemia-An Alternative Dressing

Hemicellulose Dressing for Skin Lesions Caused by Herpes Zoster in a Patient With Leukemia-An Alternative Dressing

Author Chacon, Julieta Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Herpes zoster is a painful disease that can develop in immunosuppressed children. Prolonged immunosuppression in leukemia patients can substantially delay healing of herpetic lesions. The purpose of this report was to evaluate the use of hemicellulose dressings as an alternative treatment for extensive herpetic lesions in an immunosuppressed child with leukemia. The hemicellulose dressing was applied to the lesions on the second day after debridement. After 36 days, the lesions were completely healed. The hemicellulose dressing was an effective resource for promoting complete epithelial healing.
Language English
Date 2009-01-01
Published in Wounds-a Compendium Of Clinical Research And Practice. Malvern: H M P Communications, v. 21, n. 1, p. 10-14, 2009.
ISSN 1044-7946 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher H M P Communications
Extent 10-14
Origin http://www.woundsresearch.com/content/hemicellulose-dressing-skin-lesions-caused-herpes-zoster-a-patient-with-leukemia%E2%80%94an-alternat
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000262883600005
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/45750

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