The Dressing

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
  • Keyvan Nouri
  • Mario Sannino


Wound healing is the ability of the body to repair injured tissue. Wounds can go through healing in two different ways: the first and second intention. Wounds must be cleansed before any topical treatment. Cleansing ensures a correct evaluation, allows the removal of debris and residues of the previous dressing, and dilutes the bacterial load. Appropriate dressing should take into account several factors, such as wound type, location, size, presence of infection, and type and quantity of exudate. The choice of dressing directly affects tissue repair.



Special thanks to Dr. Luigi Bennardo, Dr. Federica Tamburi and Dr. Giovanna Galdo for their precious contribution in editing and revising this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Cannarozzo
    • 1
  • Steven Paul Nisticò
    • 2
  • Keyvan Nouri
    • 3
  • Mario Sannino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health ScienceMagna Graecia UniversityCatanzaroItaly
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous SurgeryUniversity of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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