26 April 2013

Burn victim undergoes cutting edge procedure

Five-year-old Celiwe Maseko will today undergo a hi-tech skin cloning procedure in Johannesburg.

Five-year-old Celiwe Maseko, from Kagiso near Krugersdorp, who was tragically burnt after her dress caught fire, will today undergo the same hi-tech skin cloning procedure which helped save the life of Isabella “Pippie” Kruger at the Netcare Garden City Hospital in Johannesburg last year.

The cloned skin is thin and transparent and Dr Mia and his team at Netcare Garden City Hospital hope that the skin on the burnt areas of Celiwe’s body will grow back with minimum scarring. This will reduce the trauma she has already suffered as a result of her accident and give her a chance at a normal life. Dr Mia has confirmed that Celiwe will require a breast transplant and a number of other follow-up therapies.


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