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See Why Doctors Used Fish Skin To Treat Woman Who Was Severely Burnt After Explosion. See Why Doctors Used Fish Skin To Treat Woman Who Was Severely Burnt After Explosion.
A 36-year-old woman who had suffered severe burns has been given fish skin to reduce her injuries in pioneering new treatment. Maria Ines Candido... See Why Doctors Used Fish Skin To Treat Woman Who Was Severely Burnt After Explosion.

A 36-year-old woman who had suffered severe burns has been given fish skin to reduce her injuries in pioneering new treatment. Maria Ines Candido da Silva, 36, worked as a waitress at a restaurant in Russas, north east Brazil.

An explosion from a gas canister at the restaurant she was working at caused severe burns to her arms, neck and some of her face.

Doctors offered her an alternative treatment – to dress her wounds with the skin of a common freshwater fish

It’s believed to be the first time in medical history that scientists have used the skin of a fish as a plaster to treat wounds.

A team of doctors at the Dr José Frota Institute Burns Unit in Fortaleza, north east Brazil, developed the pioneering treatment.

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