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Submitted: 16 August 2011 Modified: 16 August 2011
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD08161103080826

Guava leaves decoction in topical management of partial thickness burns.

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To assess the effectiveness of guava leaves decoction in the topical management of partial thickness burns. Specifically, it aims to determine:1) the antibacterial activity of guava leaves decoction2) the effective concentration of guava leaves decoction3) the spectrum of antibacterial activity of guava leaves decoction4) whether it lowers the bacterial colony count in burn wounds5) its effectiveness as a topical agent in the management of partial thickness burns6) whether its effect is comparable to silver sulfadiazine7) the shelf life of guava leaves decoction if proven to have antibacterial activity.