Early and Successful Enzymatıc Debridement Via Collagenase Application to Pinna in a Preterm Neonate


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Abstract:  We report early and successful enzymatic debridement using collagenase application to pinna in a preterm neonate. Collagenase clostridiopeptidase A should be kept in mind not only for the removal of eschar but also for avoidance of the progression of necrotic tissue in neonates.