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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-61

Comparison of efficacy of autologous platelet-rich fibrin versus Unna's paste dressing in chronic venous leg ulcers: A comparative study

Department of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Reena Rai
Department of Dermatology, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research , Coimbatore - 641 004, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_119_19

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Background: Chronic venous leg ulcers are difficult to treat and recurrences are common. Among various modalities of treatment, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has shown promising results in ulcer healing by providing necessary growth factors. Unna's paste dressing has also proven to enhance wound healing. Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of autologous PRF versus Unna's paste dressing in chronic venous leg ulcer patients and to compare the mean reduction in ulcer area at the end of 4 weeks. Materials and Methods: Twenty patients with chronic venous leg ulcers were randomly divided into two groups. Group 1: Patients received PRF dressing which was repeated every week for 4 weeks. Group 2: Patients received Unna's paste dressing once a week for 4 weeks. The ulcer size was assessed with the help of photographs, and ulcer area was measured. Results: The mean reduction in the area of the ulcer size in the PRF group was 86.03% and in the Unna's paste group was 71.97%, which was not statistically significant with a P value of 0.223. Conclusion: We conclude that though there was no statistical significance between the groups, PRF showed a significant reduction in ulcer size.

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