Advanced wound management of squamous cell carcinoma and systemic lupus erythematosus

Keywords: Lupis, chronic inflamation, exposed bone, fenestration


This case report demonstrates the management of a wound in the forehead with exposed underlying bone caused by a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) wound, in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). An understanding of the relationship between inflammation, autoimmune conditions and SCC is discussed. Furthermore, the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to achieving wound healing using fenestration and good wound management is demonstrated. In this patient, the fenestration technique showed to be effective and led to a 70% decrease in wound size by week eight.

Author Biography

Z R Van Der Merwe, 4Wounds Wound Care Practice

4Wounds Wound Care Practice, South Africa

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