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Treatment of Third Degree Burn due to Low-Temperature Contact Burn on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Patient: Low-Temperature Burn on AIDS Patient
Journal of Korean Burn Society 2019;22(2):21-24
Published online December 1, 2019
© 2019 Journal of Korean Burn Society.

Seok Won Hong, M.D.1, Hwan Jun Choi, M.D., Ph.D.1,2, Jun Hyuk Kim, M.D., Ph.D.1 and Da Woon Lee, M.D.1

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, 2Institute of Tissue Regeneration, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Hwan Jun Choi, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, 31 Sooncheonhyang 6-gil, Dongnamgu, Cheonan 31151, Korea
Tel: 82-41-570-2195, Fax: 82-41-574-6133
Received May 28, 2019; Revised July 30, 2019; Accepted September 11, 2019.
Incidence of low-temperature contact burn by use of an electric pad is increased recently, especially in depressed sensory. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome patient using antiretroviral agent suffered with sensory depression as side effect. There are many limitations in wounds treatment of these patients. These patients are vulnerable to infection due to their weak immunity, so it is necessary to keep them in a state of isolation when a wound occurs. We report a case of a third degree burn by electric pad with a surface area of approximately 5% of the body surface of a patient who underwent a sensory depression, which is a side effect of antiretroviral drugs used for treatment in patients with AIDS. In this regard, we report the case with literature review, which is safely recovered using negative-pressure wound therapy and split-thickness skin graft.
Keywords : Burns, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Reconstructive surgical procedures

December 2019, 22 (2)
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