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Fifteen pressure ulcers presenting in a known paediatric case of histiocytoma of the spine.
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PMID:  22885309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Patients with profound sensorimotor deficits following spinal trauma/post spinal surgery are vulnerable to develop pressure ulceration. Here we present an unusual case of multiple pressure ulcers in an 11-year-old paraplegic child, with histiocytoma of the spine at the T1-T3 level. Although multiplicity of ulcers is not uncommon, this was the first case, in our institute, in which such a large number of pressure ulcers were encountered in a child. Successful management, using a multidisciplinary approach, led to improved quality of life and, at follow-up of more than 1 year, the child has not developed any new pressure ulcers, and neither is there any recurrence.
A Lunawat; R M Prajapati; A Somani; J Sanghvi; S Singh; N Charles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound care     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0969-0700     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Care     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417080     Medline TA:  J Wound Care     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-73     Citation Subset:  N    
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