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.
Maria Ines Candido da Silva, 36, suffered severe burns to her arms and neck from a gas canister explosion. Doctors offered an alternative treatment using fish skin to heal her wounds.
Experts say this is the first time the skin of a fish has ever been used to treat burns victim.
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.
‘I was in absolute agony and desperate for anything to ease my suffering,’ Miss da Silva told The Sun.
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