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The patient was presented with a recurring fistulating abscess. Previous cultures indicated an Actinomyces overgrowth treated with antibiotics, surgical debridement and wound flushing. The wound recurred caudally and ventrally to the previous area 3 weeks after initial treatment has been completed.
Duration Of Photizo Treatment:
Phototherapy was done for 5 minutes (using the Abscess protocol), once a day, for a week and thereafter once every second day. The wound took in total 15 days to heal completely. The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics.
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.
Condition After Photizo:
The wound has not yet recurred to date. From the second day of phototherapy the wound started to shallow, no more necrosis took place and granulation tissue started filling the defect. Minimal scar tissue formation.