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Kogan S, Sood A, Garnick MS, et al.
Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice. Date of publication 2017 Apr 1;volume 29(4):102-106.
1. Wounds. 2017 Apr;29(4):102-106. Zinc and Wound Healing: A Review of Zinc Physiology and Clinical Applications. Kogan S(1), Sood A(2), Garnick MS(2). Author information: (1)Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ. (2)Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Newark, NJ. Our understanding of the role of zinc in normal human physiology is constantly expanding, yet there are major gaps in our knowledge with regard to the function of zinc in wound healing. This review aims to provide the clinician with sufficient understanding of zinc biology and an up-to-date perspective on the role of zinc in wound healing. Zinc is an essential ion that is crucial for maintenance of normal physiology, and zinc deficiency has many manifestations ranging from delayed wound healing to immune dysfunction and impairment of multiple sensory systems. While consensus has been reached regarding the detrimental effects of zinc deficiency on wound healing, there is considerable discord in the literature on the optimal methods and true benefits of zinc supplementation. PMID: 28448263 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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