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Keywords

lower extremity necrosis, pediatrics, purpura fulminans, reconstruction, split-thickness skin grafts, TheraSkin

 

Authors

  1. Sarrami, Shayan M. BS
  2. Ferry, Andrew M. BS
  3. Buchanan, Edward P. MD, FACS, FAAP
  4. Gerow, Frank T. MD, FAAP
  5. Koshy, John C. MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Purpura fulminans can result in significant full-thickness wounds, posing a challenge in the pediatric population, given the paucity of donor sites for reconstruction. The authors present the case of an 11-month-old patient for whom a split-thickness skin allograft (TheraSkin) was successfully implemented as a temporizing measure for a large leg wound.