Burns, hypertrophic scar and galactorrhea

Authors

  • Hamid Karimi
  • Samad Noorizad Department of Anesthesiology, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
  • Mahnoush Momeni
  • Hosein Rahbar
  • Mazdak Momeni
  • Khosro Farhadi

Keywords:

Burns, hypertrophic scar, galactorrhea

Abstract

An 18-year old woman was admitted to Motahari Burn Center suffering from 30% burns. Treatment modalities were carried out for the patient and she was discharged after 20 days. Three to four months later she developed hypertrophic scar on her chest and upper limbs .At the same time she developed galactorrhea in both breasts and had a disturbed menstrual cycle four months post-burn. On investigation, we found hyperprolactinemia and no other reasons for the high level of prolactin were detected. She received treatment for both the hypertrophic scar and the severe itching she was experiencing. After seven months, her prolactin level had decreased but had not returned to the normal level. It seems that refractory hypertrophic scar is related to the high level of prolactin in burns patients. © 2013 KUMS, All rights reserved

Published

2013-03-02

How to Cite

Karimi, H., Noorizad, S., Momeni, M., Rahbar, H., Momeni, M., & Farhadi, K. (2013). Burns, hypertrophic scar and galactorrhea. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, 5(2), 117–119. Retrieved from https://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/314

Issue

Section

Case Report