Split Thickness Skin Grafting In An Immunocompomised Patient At Kenyatta National Hospital
Partial thickness skin grafts have been reported to take poorly in the immunocompromised patients. We however present a 30 year old immunocompromised female patient with a chronic skin ulcer after surgical debridement for pyomyositis with subsequent loss of skin and subcutaneous tissue. The ulcer was contaminated with E. coli. The ulcer was severally debrided and was successfully skin grafted. Immunocompromised patients with cutaneous ulcers may recover and return to their pre-morbid level of function if they receive care that is carefully coordinated and aggressively delivered.