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A very rare complication: new hair growth around healing wounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19383255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a patient in whom active new hair growth occurred around a wound after healing. This very rare phenomenon has not previously been reported in the literature. We postulate that, after the epidermis and hair follicles have been damaged by wounding, it is possible for them naturally to heal and repair if provided with an appropriate chemical and physical microenvironment. This hypothesis may inspire new thinking in the management of alopecia, tissue engineering and the regeneration of other organs.
Z Y Sun; J S Diao; S Z Guo; G Q Yin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0300-0605     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:    2009 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-22     Completed Date:  2009-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / complications*,  pathology
Hair / abnormalities*,  growth & development*
Wound Healing / physiology*

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