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Wound not closing from Celiac Sprue?

My daughter had a c-section 2 1/2 years ago with the delivery of her son. She has had a hole in the incision since delivery that is now about the size of a pencil eraser that won't heal. She keeps it cleaned with peroxide and it improves for a few days but then begins to drain again. She has recently been diagnosed with Celiac Sprue and I'm wondering if this could have an effect on the healing process because she also has an iron deficiency and there may be other nutrients that are deficient because of the Celiac Sprue. Her OB-GYN referred her to a dermatologist several months ago. She saw the dermatologist who treated the area without satisfactory results. Does she need to see a plastic surgeon? What should be the next step for her to pursue? She is feeling extremely tired and weak. I don't know if the tiredness is caused by the open wound or the Celiac Sprue.

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