Short Tilte:Hypertrophic scar, wound contraction and hyper-hypopigmentation
Journal:J Burn Care Res
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):07, 28, 4, 593-597
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.