n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Wound healing : sponsored feature

Volume 21, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... This second of six articles on wound healing looks at the difference between acute and chronic wounds - an important consideration in wound healing. ACUTE AND CHRONIC WOUNDS The main difference between acute and chronic wounds lies in the way in which they heal, or in the case of chronic wounds, fail to heal. In acute and healing wounds, there is a high level of cell division which is lacking in chronic wounds. The difference lies in the cytokines. In the healing wound there is a balance of proinflammatory cytokines and their inhibitors. In chronic wounds there is an excess ..

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