Single-use NPWT device with telemedical wound monitoring in the treatment of acne inversa in a pregnant patient – case report
Acne inversa (AI) is a chronic inflammatory skin
disease significantly impacting the patient’s quality of life.
Management guidelines for acne inversa during pregnancy do
not exist. We decided to use a single-use negative pressure
wound therapy (PICO, Smith & Nephew) while managing a
pregnant patient with AI. Negative pressure wound therapy
(NPWT) seemed to improve the patient’s condition, managing
the exudation, reducing edema, and improving local regeneration,
as well as epithelialization. The method was also absolutely
safe for the fetus and feasible to conduct in the outpatient
department - what was of utmost importance for the patient.
The telemedical monitoring of wound healing using mobile
technologies seems to be gaining importance for patients and
medical practitioners. In the described case, we used the iWound
(Polmedi, Poland) application in an outpatient setting.
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