A 5 year old female dog with Hyalomma tick bite necrosis.
The patient presented with severe necrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissue after sustaining a Hyalomma tick bite, presumably one or two days prior to presentation.
Light therapy was done for 5 minutes, once a day, for a week and thereafter once every second day. The wound took, in total, 14 days to heal completely. The patient was kept on concurrent Cephalexin antibiotics and Carprofen anti-inflammatories.
From the second day of light therapy less fibrin and far less necrotic tissue formation was seen. There was good epithelialisation, resulting in far less scar tissue than expected. Overall, the wound healed faster and with less necrosis than was initially predicted.