Who is the patient?
Our patient is an 86-year-old female suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and comorbidities including hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea (non-compliant with CPAP), congestive heart failure, and gout. Her severely painful ankle wound common with her autoimmune condition has been present for over 4 years and confirmed as pyoderma gangrenosum via punch biopsy.
Previous treatment she had
Our patient has been treated at outpatient wound care clinics and used the help of home care nurse. Her previous treatment included enzymatic and antibacterial ointments and cream, honey-based and silver-based products, alginates and sharp debridement.
Switching to Enluxtra
After years of unsuccessful treatment attempts our patient could no longer tolerate surgical debridement and was frustrated with no progress. She was recommended to give Enluxtra a try and chose to self-treat, initially purchasing the dressings from Amazon and then obtained a prescription to be filled via a DME supplier.
Progress and healing with Enluxtra
Enluxtra dressing was started with a daily 6”x6” dressing application overlapping generously onto the skin around the wound. The patient cleansed the wound and peri-wound area with an HOCL wound cleanser and applied Enluxtra, and then secured it with cotton netting.
Daily dressing changes were performed at the beginning of treatment, and then change frequency was gradually reduced and adjusted to the condition of the dressing drainage pattern, state of the wound, patient’s comfort and level of drainage that fluctuated due to comorbidities.
This elderly patient has been able to treat her own wound successfully with the regular help and advice of the medical professional knowledgeable about Enluxtra dressing with whom she communicated via phone and email.
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Learn more about Enluxtra
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