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Title in Portuguese: Innovative treatment using tilapia skin as a xenograftfor partial thickness burns after a gunpowder explosion
Author: Lima-Junior, Edmar Maciel
Moraes Filho, Manoel Odorico de
Costa, Bruno Almeida
Fechine, Francisco Vagnaldo
Moraes, Maria Elisabete Amaral de
Silva-Junior, Francisco Raimundo
Soares, Maria Flaviane Araújo do Nascimento
Rocha, Marina Becker Sales
Leontsinis, Cybele Maria Philopimin
Keywords: Xenoenxertos
Issue Date: Jun-2019
Publisher: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Citation: LIMA-JUNIOR, Edmar Maciel et al. Innovative treatment using tilapia skin as a xenograft for partial thickness burns after a gunpowder explosion. Journal of Surgical Case Reports, v. 2019, n. 6, p. 1-4, jun. 2019.
Abstract: Tilapia skin has non-infectious microbiota, high amounts of type I collagen, and similar morphological structure to human skin, so it has been suggested as a potential xenograft for the management of burn wounds. A 23-year-old male patient, with no comorbidities, arrived at our burn treatment center after a thermal injury caused by contact with flames from a gunpowder explosion. Superficial partial thickness burns were present in his right upper limb and deep partial thickness burns were present in his left upper limb. Tilapia skin was applied to the lesions, leading to complete reepithelialization within 12 and 17 days of treatment, respectively. No dressing changes were needed and no side effects were observed. Tilapia skin carries the promise of an innovative, easy-to-apply and highly available product that can become the first nationally studied animal skin registered by the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency for use in the treatment of burns.
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 2042-8812
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