Use of amniotic membrane in dermatology
Results:The patient developed large areas of denudation on the trunk, face and limbs. After washing these areas with sterile saline, amnion was applied on it. Systemic steroids and antibiotics were also started. Amnion application relived pain, discomfort and discharge. The covered areas remained dry and ulcers healed in 17 days without any further dressing.AdverseEffects:1 patient had Stevens Johnson syndrome characterized by large areas of denudation on the trunk, face and limbs, pain, discomfort, and discharges.AuthorsConclusions:Having seen encouraging results, we feel that amnion is useful for complex and extensive skin loss, particularly in developing countries where the cost of dressing material adds to the patient's burden.Patients:One 58-year-old male patient.TypeofStudy:Tegretol-induced Stevens Johnson syndrome was successfully treated with amniotic membrane. Case reportDosageDuration:Dosage not stated, given orally. Duration not stated.
|Journal||Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology|
John, A. (Annamma), & Oommen, J. (2010). Use of amniotic membrane in dermatology. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 76(2), 196–197. doi:10.4103/0378-6323.60565