volume 15, issue 2, P368-368 2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1678-91992009000200020
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Abstract: A Brazilian dictionary states that "ulcer", from the Latin word ulcuserisé, is a superficial lesion on skin or mucous membrane characterized by an inflammatory process and loss of tissue. Ulcers are a relatively frequent problem that may be worsen by infection or long-time duration. In these cases, they can represent a serious public health issue, since the increased case number contributes to the burden on the public health service. In recent decades, wound treatment has advanced in technological and scientif…

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