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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Jan;66(1):1-10; quiz 11-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.05.055.

Cutaneous scarring: Pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, and scar reduction therapeutics Part I. The molecular basis of scar formation.

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Department of Plastic and Burns, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Cutaneous scarring is often the epicenter of patient-related concerns, and the question "Will there be a scar?" is one that is all too familiar to the everyday clinician. In approaching this topic, we have reviewed the pathology, the embryology, and the molecular biology of cutaneous scarring.

PMID:
22177631
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2011.05.055
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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