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Epidermal Grafting Using a Novel Suction Blister–Harvesting System for the Treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Nicholas A. Richmond, MD1; Sonia A. Lamel, MD2; Liza R. Braun, MD1; Alejandra C. Vivas, MD3; Thomas Serena, MD4; Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD1
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1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
2Department of Dermatology, New York Medical College, New York
3Department of Dermatology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville
4SerenaGroup, Cambridge, Massachusetts
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(9):999-1000. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1431.
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Accepted for Publication: May 20, 2014.

Corresponding Author: Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, 1600 NW 10th Ave, RMSB, Room 2023-A, Miami, FL 33136 (rkirsner@med.miami.edu).

Published Online: August 6, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1431.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Drs Serena and Kirsner are consultants to Kinetic Concepts Inc. No other disclosures are reported.

Funding/Support: Equipment and supplies were provided by Kinetic Concepts Inc.

Role of the Sponsor: Kinetic Concepts Inc had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

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Figure 1.
Pyoderma Gangrenosum Ulcer on the Left Lateral Leg

A 2.1-cm2 ulcer secondary to pyoderma gangrenosum prior to the micrografting procedure.

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Figure 2.
Healed Pyoderma Gangrenosum Ulcer Following Suction Blister Micrografting

Complete reepithelialization at 7 weeks following a single application of suction blister micrografts.

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