Skin graft patient Celiwe making progress

2013-05-16 09:32
Pippie Kruger sits with Celiwe Maseko. (File, Facebook)

Pippie Kruger sits with Celiwe Maseko. (File, Facebook)

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Skin graft a success

2013-05-03 09:15

The first layer of bandages has been successfully removed from Celiwe Maseko and reveal that 90% of her new skin has successfully grafted. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - Burn victim Celiwe Maseko is making good progress after becoming the second person in South Africa to receive cloned skin last month, Beeld reported on Thursday.

"She is now fully awake ... she's back to normal and is the Celiwe I knew before surgery," her paediatrician Porai Moshesh told the newspaper.

According to Beeld, doctors brought five-year-old Maseko out of a medically-induced coma this week.

She was reportedly kept comatose for several weeks after the operation to make sure the new tissue successfully attached to her body.

Ridwan Mia, who did the first transplant of cloned skin on toddler Pippie Kruger, also did 5-year-old Maseko's operation at the Garden City Clinic, in Johannesburg, at the end of March.

Maseko, from Kagiso on the West Rand, sustained third degree burns to 35% of her body in January when a friend threw a lit match at her and her dress caught fire.

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