Skin is the largest organ of our body serving as the first line defense against pathogens and toxicity. The skin can heal itself if any damage in it occur. Wounds, if not taken care properly, can become chronic and can even cause death. In the field of cosmetics and plastic reconstructive surgery, wounds, are major cause of trauma and costs, which demand proper diagnosis that can help in appropriate treatment. In conventional medicine, wound diagnosis mostly relied on the expertise and experience of physicians on the basis of non-quantitative observation of clinical signs, or invasive histochemical assessment of biopsies.
Part of the book: Microscopy and Analysis