Semin Plast Surg 2009; 23(3): 178-184
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1224797
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Keloids: Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, and Management

Chuma J. Chike-Obi1 , Patrick D. Cole1 , Anthony E. Brissett2
  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • 2Bobby R. Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Publication Date:
13 July 2009 (online)

ABSTRACT

Cutaneous wound healing is a complex response to skin injury. Deregulation of this process can lead to excessive scar formation, as seen in keloids. Keloids are common skin lesions that are difficult to treat and are associated with high recurrence rates despite the large number of available treatment options. With increased knowledge of the disease process and further scientific advancements, future approaches will hopefully improve keloid treatment. In this article, we review the epidemiology, genetic basis, etiology, clinical features, pathogenesis, and management of keloids.

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Chuma J Chike-Obi, M.D. 

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