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WOUND EXUDATE : WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO MANAGE IT

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  title={WOUND EXUDATE : WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO MANAGE IT},
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  year={2008}
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  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
In normal wound healing, exudate volume will decrease as healing occurs. However, exudate can cause problems if the quantity means that it is difficult to prevent dressing leakage or if there is swelling (oedema). Dressing leakage (known as strike-through) may increase the risk of infection since dressings that are moist or wet on the outside are more attractive to microbes and more easily penetrated. Dressing leakage may also be unpleasant for patients while oedema may lead to increased pain. 

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