Use of Tilapia Skin as a Xenograft for Pediatric Burn Treatment: A Case Report.

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Summary of "Use of Tilapia Skin as a Xenograft for Pediatric Burn Treatment: A Case Report."

Burns represent the fifth most common cause of non-fatal childhood injuries in the world. The Nile tilapia skin (Oreochromis niloticus) is widely available in Brazil and demonstrated, in previous studies, non-infectious microbiota, morphological structure similar to that of human skin, and good outcomes when used as a xenograft for treatment of experimental burns in rats.


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Name: Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association
ISSN: 1559-0488


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