Burns (Great Britain) (1980), 7, 322-325.
This prospective clinical trial was carried out in the Plastic Surgery Unit, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, involving 40 fresh cases of superficial and deep burns, treated on an alternate basis with adhesive zinc tape (Molnycke AB) and the exposure method. Measurement of the zinc content in the serum before and after tape treatment demonstrates the high levels of serum zinc, which is most likely absorbed through the granulation tissue. Results of this comparative trial show that the zinc tape not only helps in healing in superficial burn but also in the early separation of necrotic eschar in deep burn, thus exposing the granulation tissue surface without traumatization of viable tissue for early transplantation of skin.
Keywords: Adhesive Zinc Tape In Burns: Results Of A Clinical Trial