Effects of mesenchymal stem cells isolated from amniotic fluid and platelet-rich plasma gel on severe decubitus ulcers in a septic neonatal foal

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, Via Tolara di Sopra 50, 40064 Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: .
Research in Veterinary Science (Impact Factor: 1.41). 05/2012; 93(3):1439-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2012.04.008
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This paper documents the treatment of severe decubitus ulcers with amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells and platelets rich plasma (PRP) gel in a septic neonatal foal. The colt needed 25days of hospitalization: during this period ulcers were treated for 15days with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) plus PRP, PRP gel alone, or aloe gel. Healing was faster using MSCs+PRP, and at 7months an ulcer treated with aloe gel was still not completely healed.

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