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Low power laser can be used for the treatment of difficult to treat ulcers in epidermolysis bullosa
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

Low power laser can be used for the treatment of difficult to treat ulcers in epidermolysis bullosa


5th International Conference on Clinical & Experimental Dermatology

July 13-15, 2015 New Orleans, USA

Mohammadreza Barzegar

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogenous group of genetic diseases characterized by skin fragility, trauma induced erosions and ulcers in the skin and mucosa. Although there are a number of modalities which can help these patients including specific dressings (e.g., Mepilex), management of this group of diseases is still very challenging. Low power laser has recently been used for the treatment of difficult to heal ulcers. In our study, we used this type of laser for the treatment of ulcers and erosions of patients with EB and compared it with the standard dressing used for EB patients i.e., Mepilex. We found out that this laser is more successful because it reduces pain more rapidly and more effectively and the time to heal is less with the laser compared with that of Mepilex. We found out that this type of laser can be considered as a valuable modality for the treatment of this very challenging disease.

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