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7. What are the specific features of wound healing in children?

The ability of a child to synthesise tissue is important for development and growth. Wound healing is rarely a problem in paediatrics, except in very specific situations. However, the risk of progression into a hypertrophic scar due to fibroblastic overproduction is higher than in adults.

In addition, such pathological scars may be modified by growth, justifying prolonged and increased scar monitoring in children and adolescents (particularly in the case of burns).


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