Hemicellulose Dressing for Skin Lesions Caused by Herpes Zoster in a Patient With Leukemia-An Alternative Dressing
Chacon, Julieta [UNIFESP]
Ferreira, Lydia [UNIFESP]
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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.
CitationWounds-a Compendium Of Clinical Research And Practice. Malvern: H M P Communications, v. 21, n. 1, p. 10-14, 2009.
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