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ZAZO ROMOJARO, Miguel et al. Traumatic wound chronification through various factors. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.1, pp.51-54.  Epub June 15, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.

We present a case report that serves as an example and analysis of several factors that we observe in our daily practice. The different conditions that occurred after the initial treatment, in addition to the intrinsic difficulties of the wound, make us observe the healing process as a systemic and holistic treatment, as well as a local one.

We will review a case of a complex wound, after a fortuitous accident. The initial treatment was performed using conventional techniques, but religious beliefs and the poor nurse-patient relationship, triggered a bad adherence to treatment and the use of popular therapeutic alternatives. All this ended in a bad evolution and chronification of the wound. Referral to Chronic Wounds Unit, directed the treatment and the resolution of the case report.

Keywords : Traumatic wound; acute chronic wound; poor treatment adherence; nurse-patient relationship.

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