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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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SANDOVAL, José; ORTEGA, Susana  e  BALMELLI, Bruno. Use of amniotic membrane as temporary coverage in pediatric patients with burn. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2022, vol.55, n.2, pp.59-67. ISSN 1816-8949.


Children with burns have a complex management for which the use of the amniotic membrane as a temporary cover is a valid method for its implementation.


Demonstrate the use of the amniotic membrane as temporary coverage in pediatric patients with superficial and deep second-degree burns admitted to the National Center for Burns and Reconstructive Surgery (CENQUER), in July and December 2021.

Materials and methods:

Descriptive retrospective study through the review of clinical-surgical cases of pediatric patients who were admitted due to a diagnosis of superficial and deep second-degree burns in the CENQUER, during the period between July and December 2021, where human amniotic membrane was applied.


Population of 14 patients, 11 came from the central department and 3 from the interior of the country, with an average of 13% (R: 3%-25.5%) of burned body surface area (SCQ), all with average 7% AB type burns. and 6% type ABB, 7 admitted with moderate severity, 4 severe and 3 mild; 7 males and 7 females, with an age range between 8 months and 11 years, whose average was 4 years and a median of 7 years, with respect to weight an average of 18 kg at admission % (R: 9- 35 kg), the causes of the injuries were 12 due to scalding due to hot water (85%) and 2 due to scalding with food; 10 patients were hospitalized in the ward and in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) 4 patients, the average time elapsed from the burn to the consultation was 7 hours (R: 1-48 hours), the anatomical regions that were covered were: 4 patients in the upper limbs and anterior thorax (28%), 2 exclusively in the anterior thorax (16%), 4 only in the upper limbs (28%), 4 in the lower limbs (28%), who received amnios for a single occasion in 10 patients at 24 hours of hospitalization and in 4 patients at 48 hours of hospitalization, parenteral antibiotic therapy was used in 3 patients and 11 patients did not need parenteral antibiotic therapy, there were no complications in any of the patients and they had an average hospital stay of 8 days (R: 3-16 days).


The use of human amniotic membrane in burn patients is favorable for pediatric patients; As shown in the study, the lower use of parenteral antibiotic therapy due to the rapid coverage of wounds caused by burns and the lower number of days of hospitalization.

Palavras-chave : burns; amnion; wound healing..

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