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Acupunct Med 30:60-62 doi:10.1136/acupmed-2012-010135
  • Case reports

Acupuncture as add-on treatment in the management of a patient with ecthyma gangrenosum

  1. Jens Foell
  1. Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Jens Foell, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Queen Mary University of London, London N19 3EW, UK; j.foell{at}qmul.ac.uk
  1. Contributors This case report has been written with contribution by the patient, who prefers to be anonymous.

  • Received 17 January 2012
  • Accepted 17 January 2012
  • Published Online First 6 February 2012

Abstract

Acupuncture is believed to have a positive effect on wound healing. A case is presented in which the healing of a leg ulcer which proved to be difficult to treat coincided with the added treatment modality of needling healthy tissue surrounding the lesion. It raises questions about the potential effect of local dry needling on tissue regeneration.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.