What is the role of ultraviolet radiation in the etiology of nonhealing wounds?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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Ultraviolet radiation exposure, particularly ultraviolet B, causes sunburn initially and subsequently conveys a continuing risk of skin malignancy (eg, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma).


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