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Clin Dermatol. 2010 Jul-Aug;28(4):432-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2010.03.028.

Nutrition and wound healing.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, 609 Albany St, Boston MA 02118, USA.


Nutrition is an important component of wound healing. Several studies have indicated that nutrient deficiencies are more prevalent and cause delayed healing in patients with wounds. The exact role for nutrition and nutritional supplementation in the management of wounds remains uncertain, however. This contribution reviews available data regarding possible roles for nutrition in wound healing.

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