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Ultraviolet light and hyperpigmentation in healing wounds.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of plastic surgery
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
4
Pages
328–330
Identifiers
PMID: 6638839
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The concept of permanent hyperpigmentation in wounds following ultraviolet light exposure during the postoperative period has found a place in plastic surgical literature but has not been documented. This study evaluates the effect of ultraviolet light on healing wounds in paraplegics. It failed to confirm permanent alteration in pigmentation response to ultraviolet exposure and suggests that other factors are of greater importance in the development of hyperpigmentation in the healing wound.

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