Pathology Quiz #13: Wound Healing

1. A 35-year-old woman presents to the clinic with a wound on her forearm that she sustained from a kitchen knife 10 days ago. The wound is healing well without signs of infection. During this phase of wound healing, fibroblasts play a crucial role. Which of the following is the primary action of fibroblasts during this stage of wound healing? 

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2. A 55-year-old man with diabetes mellitus type 2 has a non-healing ulcer on his foot. The impaired healing is most likely due to his chronic condition affecting which phase of wound healing? 

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3. A laboratory scientist is studying wound healing in mice. One group of mice has been genetically modified to lack myofibroblasts. Compared to the control group, wounds in the genetically modified mice are likely to show which of the following characteristics? 

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4. A 45-year-old female undergoes elective surgery and the surgical wound is healing by primary intention. Which of the following processes is most characteristic of wound healing by primary intention? 

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