Faster healing and less pain in skin biopsy sites treated with an occlusive dressing.

@article{Nemeth1991FasterHA,
  title={Faster healing and less pain in skin biopsy sites treated with an occlusive dressing.},
  author={Abraham Nemeth and William H. Eaglstein and J Richard Taylor and L J Peerson and Vincent J Falanga},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1991},
  volume={127 11},
  pages={1679-83}
}
We prospectively studied 174 patients on whom 226 unsutured parallel incisional (shave) and 3-mm punch skin biopsies were performed. Two wound-care programs, occlusive dressing therapy and conventional therapy, were compared. The biopsy sites were evaluated after 1 or 2 weeks for healing, pain, and infection. We found that healing was unrelated to the indication for biopsy or the patients' age, gender, or race. Occlusive dressing therapy-treated shave biopsy sites were 3.83 times more likely to… CONTINUE READING
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