Histologic evaluation of chronic human wounds treated with hydrocolloid and nonhydrocolloid dressings.

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BACKGROUND Studies of acute surgical wounds in pigs have shown granulomatous tissue reactions induced by hydrocolloid dressings. OBJECTIVE We examined biopsy specimens from chronic wounds in humans treated with hydrocolloid or nonhydrocolloid dressings to determine whether such reactions occurred. METHODS A blinded retrospective analysis of 22 chronic… (More)

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