Closure of chronic non healing ankle ulcer with low level laser therapy in a patient presenting with thalassemia intermedia: Case report

Dixit, Snehil and Agrawal, Parul Raj and Sharma, Dinesh Kumari and Singh, Ravindra Pratap (2014) Closure of chronic non healing ankle ulcer with low level laser therapy in a patient presenting with thalassemia intermedia: Case report. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 47 (3). pp. 432-435. ISSN 0970-0358

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Abstract

In this single case study, the possible effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was explored in the form of light emitting diodes on a chronic non-healing wound of 6 months duration in an 18-yearold male patient suffering from thalassemia intermedia. After irradiation, with LLLT dosage of 17.3 J/cm2 for 8 min for 2 weeks duration followed by proliferative dosage of 8.65-4.33 J/cm2 for 4 min from 3rd week to 6th week for 2 min along with antibiotics vancomycin (15 mg/kg) and a combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (1 g). Proliferation of healthy granulation tissue was observed with decrease in score of pressure ulcer scale with complete re-epithelialization eventually LLLT irradiation could be a novel method of treatment for chronic non-healing wound in a thalassemia intermedia patient and an useful adjunct to standard care of treatment of pressure ulcers. It is postulated that LED irradiation augments wound healing with an early closure and no recurrence at the irradiated site even after follow up of 6 months.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Light emitting diodes; re-epithelialization; thalassemia; wound healing.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 07:36
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 07:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141299

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