Blood Cell Count and the Presence or Absence of Infection in Venous Ulcers Treated With Platelet-Rich Plasma

Beatriz Guitton Renaud Baptista de Oliveira, DN, RN; Joyce Beatriz de Abreu Castro, MSN, RN; Bruna Maiara Ferreira Barreto Pires, RN, PhD; Márcia de Assunção Ferreira, DN, RN; Jane Marcy Neffá Pinto, PhD, MD; Lenise Arneiro Teixeira, DSC, BF


Wounds. 2021;33(5):113-118. 

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Topically applied autologous PRP in chronic venous leg ulcers improved the wound infection between the first and sixth weeks and the first and 12th weeks of treatment and did not stimulate the growth of microorganisms. Leukocyte counts higher than the reference range were not related to wound infection. The authors suggest conducting further research with a larger number of patients.