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Objective: To compare the effect of Trigona honey, Apis dorsata honey and silver sulfadiazine against bacteria colonization in grade IIB burn on Rattus novergicus strain Wistar
Design: Design of this study is analytical experimental. This study used 27 rats randomly divided into 3 groups. All 3 group received deep second degree burns (2 x 2 cm).. The experimental group is divided into 2, in which 1 group receive 1 cc Trigona honey while the other receive 1 cc Apis dorsata honey, the control group is treated with silver sulfadiazine (SSD). Observation and data collection is done at fifth day. Bacteria colonization is obtained using quadrant streak method in blood agar media. The blood agar media is then incubated for 24 hours before being counted.
Results: Statistical test using Mann- Whitney U found that Trigona honey and Apis dorsata honey yield equal in ability of suppressing bacteria colonization on grade IIB burn in rats. Trigona honey, Apis dorsata honey and SSD also yield equal ability in supressing bacteria colonization on grade IIB burn in rats.
Conclusion: Trigona honey and Apis dorsata have equal ability in suppressing bacteria colonization on grade IIB burn in rats. They both also perform equal to SDD in suppressing bacteria colonization on grade IIB burn in rats.
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