Keloids are benign hyperproliferative skin growths histologically characterized by overabundant deposition of extracellular matrix components, especially dermal collagen bundles, gly...
Itching and burning
Persist without resolution
Firm, smooth, elevated nodule with sharply demarcated borders
Initially, may be pale or mildly erythemato...
There are no uniform treatment protocols (1).
Treatment options should also be based on the characteristics of the keloid: (i) presence or absence of scar contractures, (ii) size, and (iii) t...
Stress the possibility of recurrence desp...
Bijlard E, Steltenpool S, Niessen FB. Intralesional 5-fluorouracil in keloid treatment: a systematic review. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015;95(7):778–782. [View Abstract on OvidMedl...
L91.0 Hypertrophic scar
L73.0 Acne keloid
33659008 Keloid scar (disorder)
238746008 Acne keloid (disorder)
403686005 Keloidal surgical scar (disorder)
Keloids are nodules composed of collagen and overabundant fibroblasts.
Although the etiology of keloids is still undetermined, genetic, hormonal, and immunologic factors have all been i...
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