A Case of a 39-year-old Immunocompromised Filipino Male with Non-Healing Wound of the Right Lower Leg

Janice Jill K. Lao, Tennille S. Tan, Alex P. Bello, Malen Uichangco-Bravo,
Emily Ruiz-Jacinto, Allan D. Corpuz and Agnes D. Mejia

1Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and
Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila
2Center for Natural Sciences and Environmental Research,
De la Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila

This a case of a 39-year-old Filipino male with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed in 2006, presenting with a 3-month history of non-healing wound on his right lower leg. This paper will discuss the etiologies of a non-healing wound and present an algorithm to guide the approach to diagnosis and management.

Key Words: lupus, non-healing wound, Filipino