Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic ulcers in systemic sclerosis - case series


Mirasoglu B. , Bagli B., Aktas Ş.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.56, no.6, pp.636-640, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijd.13570
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.636-640

Abstract

Background Digital and leg ulcers are extremely painful, hard to heal manifestations of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Many treatments have been tried for these challenging complications, but use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is very limited. HBOT has been used as an adjunctive therapy for treating chronic wounds, and nonhealing SSc wounds, which have a hypoxic nature, may also benefit from it.