Treatment of hypergranulation tissue with high potency topical corticosteroids in children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hypergranulation is having more granulation tissue than needed to fill a wound defect. Some pediatric dermatologists and most dermatologic surgeons will encounter this complication during their careers. Associated factors include wound site, prolonged inflammation, an imbalance in matrix metalloproteinases, and excessive angiogenesis. Reported treatments have included silver nitrate, excision, laser ablation, and topical corticosteroids. Our case series supports the use of medium- to high-potency topical corticosteroids in the treatment of hypergranulation tissue.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McShane, DB; Bellet, JS

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 675 - 678

PubMed ID

  • 22612258

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1470

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01724.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States