1. bookVolume 65 (2016): Issue 3 (August 2016)
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The Effect of Local Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy on the Composition of Bacterial Flora in Chronic Venous Leg Ulcer

Published Online: 26 Aug 2016
Volume & Issue: Volume 65 (2016) - Issue 3 (August 2016)
Page range: 353 - 357
Received: 22 Jan 2016
Accepted: 06 Jun 2016
Journal Details
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2544-4646
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04 Mar 1952
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Microbial colonisation of chronic venous ulcers and synergism between bacterial species slow down the healing process. The study aimed at performing qualitative analysis of microbial flora in venous leg ulcers treated with platelet rich plasma (PRP). Twenty two women and twelve men aged 47–90 years were treated with PRP at our department between 2012 and 2015. Ulcer cultures collected before and after PRP therapy yielded 83 and 110 microbial isolates, respectively, of Gram positive, Gram negative bacteria and candida. Pseudomonas aueruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were the most common pre- and post-treatment isolates. PRP therapy and increased the variety of microbial flora.

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