Adv Skin Wound Care 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.
At the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, David Andrew Prentice, MBBS, FRACP, is General Physician, Department of Internal Medicine; Wendy Ann Pearson, MNg, is Clinical Nurse Consultant, Stomal Therapy Service; and Janice Fogarty, MSc, is Medical Scientist in Charge: Cell and Tissue Therapy Department. Acknowledgments: The authors thank Dr Benedict Carnley of Cell and Tissue Therapy at Royal Perth Hospital, along with the extended multidisciplinary team including psychiatry, dietetics, pain specialists, general surgeons, intensivists, gastroenterologists, palliative care, pastoral care, social work, and the multitude of nurses who cared for this patient during his extended inpatient stays. Special thanks also to his wife whose dedication brought the patient home. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted June 26, 2020; accepted in revised form September 21, 2020.
Abstract: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDSv) can present with life-threatening surgical complications. The article describes the case of a patient with EDSv who developed total abdominal wound dehiscence and multiple enterocutaneous fistulas. Treatment with IV allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and high-dose vitamin C was trialed with success. Read More