SA docs in world-class skin-graft advance

28 May 2015 - 02:10
By Tanya Farber

A team of South African doctors has made medical history by devising a cheap and effective way to grow skin for burn victims. Using an incubator and a small piece of skin, they have saved the lives of two burn victims on the brink of death.Niels, 16, (not his real name) was severely burnt in a petrol bomb attack and was "slowly dying" in hospital, said Wayne Kleintjes, the doctor who developed the technique with his team.

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