A negative pressure dressing to promote wound healing of purpura fulminans in a girl aged 35 days with homozygous protein C deficiency is reported. Two wounds of 11 × 11 cm2 at the abdominal wall and 14 × 14 cm2 at the left trunk were covered with sterile sponges embedded with a multiple-hole drain tube and transparent plastic film. The exposed end of the drain was then connected to the wall suction apparatus to create negative pressure at −120 mmHg. The dressing was changed every 2 days. Within 4–6 weeks, the wounds were completely healed and skin grafting was not required.
aDepartment of Pediatrics, Thailand
bDepartment of Nursing, Thailand
cDepartment of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
dDepartment of Pediatrics, Maharaj Nakhornratchasima Hospital, Nakhornratchasima, Thailand
Received 10 August, 2006
Accepted 15 October, 2006
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