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Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
ISSN: 2079-097X
EISSN: 2410-8626
Vol. 77, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-3
Bioline Code: rw20002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 77, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-3

 en Efficacy of papain in reducing soft tissue swelling- A case report
Devaraj, Navin Kumar

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Papain or serratiopeptidase, a cysteine protease enzyme present in papaya, has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory drug. Now in modern medicine, it is being propagated as an anti-swelling medication. However, reports are mixed on the efficacy of papain in reducing swelling.
This case report look at the success of papain in reducing the size of olecranon bursitis in a 50-year-old patient The amazing reduction of the size of the bursitis in just two weeks without any surgical interventions might just swing the pundits to the positive direction of its benefit As evidence on the usage of this drug has been equivocal., this case report can hopefully shed some wonderful benefit of this drug.

Keywords
Papain; Serratiopeptidase; Swelling; Efficacy; Anti-inflammatory

 
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