The Basic Principles in Local Wound Care

  • Afsaneh AlaviEmail author
  • Robert S. Kirsner
Part of the Updates in Clinical Dermatology book series (UCD)


An effective wound healing treatment requires proper local wound care, and targeting the systemic factors of the healing process may potentially be compromised by disease or infection in a number of ways.

The decisions regarding wound management must be based on the fundamental characteristics of each wound. A regular wound assessment is required to determine wound healing progress.


Local wound care Basic principles Infection Wound healing treatment Chronic wounds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Dermatology, Department of MedicineWomen’s College Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Hospital and Clinics Wound Center, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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