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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 141-142

Successful autologous skin grafting in a patient of severe Haemophilia


Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Rahul Gorka
Senior PG Registrar, Department of Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-5127.198511

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In haemophilia-A patients, if the plasma concentration of factor VIII could be maintained at an optimum level, an open wound can be easily covered with split-thickness skin grafting without any significant bleeding or complication. Removing a split-thickness layer of skin should cause no more difficulty than in a normal individual. This can be attributed to normal bleeding time, prothrombin time, clot retraction and platelet count found in such patients. Skin grafting over non-healing raw areas in haemophiliac patients can significantly decrease the morbidity and length of hospitalization required, thereby, decreasing health expenditure. We present a case report of a haemophilia-A patient having raw area over lower limb, which was managed successfully by skin grafting.


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