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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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TORRES, Wilmary et al. Assessment of local and systemic inflammatory parameters of peripheral burn in an animal model. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.4, pp.713-718. ISSN 1726-4634.

To evaluate the edema volume and leukocyte, platelet, and fibrinogen count of peripheral burn in an animal model. The back left leg of Rattus norvegicus (experimental group) was placed in water at 60 °C for 60 seconds or at room temperature (control group). An analysis was carried out before and after the induced burn (at 4, 8, 12, and 24 h). The edema volume was determined by an orthogonal photo, the leukocyte and platelet counts were determined using automated equipment, and the fibrinogen count was determined using the gravimetric method. The maximum value of the edema was recorded at 4 h and leukocytes at 24 h. The platelet count did not vary at different post-edema time intervals. The fibrinogen level increased at 4 h and 24 h. In this animal model we induced systemic inflammation characterized by leukocytosis and elevated fibrinogen levels, combined with edema located at the induction area.

Keywords : Burn; Edema; Leukocytes; Platelets; Fibrinogen.

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