Clinical management of skin scarring.

Ardeshir Bayat, Duncan Angus McGrouther

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    Abstract

    Not all scars are the same. They vary from normal skin scars to distinct types of abnormal scars, such as hypertrophic and disfiguring keloids. Physicians need to identify different types of skin scars and treat them appropriately. Misdiagnosis and mismanagement of scars can be costly for both the patient and physician. Patients with scars often face aesthetic, physical, psychological, and social consequences that result in substantial emotional and financial costs. This article reviews the spectrum of abnormal scar types and problems associated with scarring.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)165-173
    Number of pages8
    JournalSkinmed
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 2005

    Keywords

    • Algorithms
    • diagnosis: Cicatrix
    • physiopathology: Cicatrix, Hypertrophic
    • Humans
    • physiopathology: Keloid

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