SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.78 issue4Allocation of leprosy patients for multidrugtherapy: correlation between the classification according to number of skin lesions and the skin smears examination author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

On-line version ISSN 1806-4841

Abstract

MANDELBAUM, Samuel Henrique; DI SANTIS, Érico Pampado  and  MANDELBAUM, Maria Helena Sant'Ana. Cicatrization: current concepts and auxiliary resources - Part I. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.4, pp. 393-408. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962003000400002.

The study of cicatrization of the skin involves an enormous gamut of events and special situations. It requires a basic knowledge of anatomy, histology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology and many other sciences. This article offers a revision of the concepts of cicatrization, in its diverse aspects, and underscores the importance of a team with practitioners from various fields for the wound management as well as a global perception of the patient. The economic aspects of acute and chronic wounds are considered. Furthermore, the resources which can be used to aid the healing process and the various types of curatives available are also presented.

Keywords : Wound healing; defensive and curative mechanisms.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · pdf in Portuguese