Hypertrophic scar, wound contraction and hyper-hypopigmentation

Short Title:
Hypertrophic scar, wound contraction and hyper-hypopigmentation
Model System:
Burn
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
Journal:
J Burn Care Res
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2007, vol. 28, issue 4, pp 593-597
Publication Website:
Abstract:
For decades, hypertrophic scarring, contraction, and pigment abnormalities have altered the future for children and adults after thermal injury. The hard, raised, red and itchy scars; shrunken wounds; and hyper- and hypo-pigmented scars are devastating to physical and psychosocial outcomes. The specific causes remain essentially unknown and, at present, prevention and treatment are symptomatic and marginal at best.
Author(s):
Engrav, L.H.; Garner, W.L; Tredget, E.E.
Author Address(es):
Loren H. Engrav, MD, University of Washington, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Box 359796, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104
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