Investigator: Viola Lias Conover
Facility: St. Lukes
Patient Code: # A
Date of Study:
10/3/96 - 1/16/97
The patient is a 56
year old male with venous insufficiency. Both lower legs were weepy and
edematous. The pitting edema varied from day to day. He developed a superficial
ulcer of the left lower leg measuring 9.2 cm x 9.3 cm, which drained serous to
serosanguineous drainage. The ulcer was painful when cleansed or touched. There
was also intense itching sensations to the legs.
For 6 months,
several different treatments failed to heal the ulcer. On 10/10/96 treatment was
started by first cleansing the lower leg with whirlsol solution and then
applying Calmoseptine Ointment to the wound on a 4x4 gauze daily. The lower leg
was then wrapped in tubigrip for compression. By 1/16/97 the ulcer was healed.
Itching is also relieved when Calmoseptine Ointment is used. When treatment is
stopped the patient's ulcer recurs along with the itching. He is now maintained
for 1-1/2 years with this treatment and the ulcer remains healed.