Skin scarring: new insights may make adjustment easier

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7392.765/a (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:765
  1. James Partridge, chief executive (jamesp@changingfaces.co.uk),
  2. Nichola Rumsey, professor of appearance and health psychology (nichola.rumsey@uwe.ac.uk)
  1. Changing Faces, London W2 1PN
  2. Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY

    EDITOR—Skin scarring is a clinical problem that can cause many psychological and social difficulties—some as a result of the cause of the scarring (for example, trauma), some related to the effects (for example, itching), and many to the appearance of the scar itself. In the review by Bayat et al their argument that a decision to treat will depend on site, symptoms, …

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