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Human skin allografts as a useful adjunct in the treatment of purpura fulminans.
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PMID:  20852508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this report is to discuss the role of human skin allografts in surgical coverage procedures for patients with purpura fulminans.
METHOD: We describe cases of purpura fulminans in three adults and one infant treated at our burns unit between October 2006 and January 2008.
RESULTS: The application of cryopreserved human skin allografts allowed us to obtain immediate wound closure after necrosis excision and enabled our team to subsequently perform autografts on favourable graft recipient sites.
CONCLUSION: Recourse to human skin allografts must be considered a pertinent therapeutic option in patients with purpura fulminans.
S Gaucher; J Stéphanazzi; M Jarraya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound care     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0969-0700     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Care     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-20     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417080     Medline TA:  J Wound Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Université Paris Descartes, Faculté de Médecine, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Meningococcal Infections / microbiology
Neisseria meningitidis, Serogroup C
Patient Selection
Pneumococcal Infections / microbiology
Purpura Fulminans / microbiology,  pathology,  therapy*
Shock, Septic / microbiology
Skin Care
Skin Transplantation / methods*
Transplantation, Homologous / methods
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing

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