The effects of an occlusive zinc medicated dressing on the bacterial flora in excised wounds in the rat.

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The effects of three different dressings - two occlusive and one non-occlusive - on the bacterial flora of excised wounds in rats were studied. The number of colony forming units per gram of granulation tissue were significantly lower 4, 8 and 12 days postoperatively in wounds treated with a zinc medicated occlusive dressing compared with wounds treated… (More)

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