Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD) is a chronic condition, which is characterized by single or multiple lesions on the legs, and occurs in 0.3% of patients with diabetes. Recently, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used in several clinical settings to promote sustained healing and better outcome. We propose the use of PRP for the treatment of NLD-associated recalcitrant wounds. In this study, 15 patients were treated with homologous PRP; all showed marked enhancement in wound healing without any adverse effects. After PRP application, advanced dressings were used until closure of the lesion was obtained, which was complete for all our patients. We therefore propose the use of PRP for recalcitrant wounds in patients with NLD.
A Motolese, F Vignati, A Antelmi, V Saturni
Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Healing Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum Ulcers
Clin Exp Dermatol 2014 Sep 29;[EPub Ahead of Print]