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08 September 2020: Clinical Research

Lower Metal Element Levels in Hypertrophic Scars: A Potential Mechanism of Aberrant Cicatrix Hyperplasia

Qifei Wang BCE* , Mi Miao BCDF* , Zelian Qin ADEG* , Bolun Li F , Xingtao Niu A

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.925202

Med Sci Monit 2020; 26:e925202

Table 3 Comparison of metal element contents among the scar-free, FS, and HS groups.

Group (N)TissueElement content (μg/g)
Scar-free (22)NS103.00±16.0866.66±10.4213.48±3.9657.71±14.333.32±0.36
FS (12)NS106.77±21.4362.77±12.0012.99±2.8960.10±13.553.68±0.88
FS101.15±27.0861.89±10.9712.37±3.28# 62.20±17.49# 3.59±0.95#
HS (16)NS103.85±20.4660.16± 9.3713.18±2.8759.83±12.813.74±0.77
HS86.84±18.88* 52.37±12.503.83±1.01** 20.45±4.90** 1.34±0.30**
NS – normal skin; FS – flat scar; HS – hypertrophic scar.
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