Recalcitrant cutaneous ulcer of comorbid patient treated with platelet rich plasma: A case report

Dai Hyun Kim, Jong Yeob Kim, Soo Hong Seo, Hyo Hyun Ahn, Young Chul Kye, Jae Eun Choi

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Abstract

The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been advocated as a way to introduce increased concentrations of growth factors and other bioactive molecules to injured tissues in an attempt to optimize the local healing environment. A 94-yr-old woman with various comorbidities presented witha two-week history of severe cutaneous ulcer on the left dorsum of foot. It was caused by recurrent mechanical trauma and did not respond to several wound debridement and simple dressings. However, after she was completed on seven times of autologous PRP treatments, we observed complete healing of the skin lesion within 3 months. Herein, we report a case of recalcitrant cutaneous ulcer with various comorbidities and discuss about the promising possibility of autologous PRPas an effective alternative therapeutic modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1604-1606
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Aged
  • Diabetes
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
  • Refractory ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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