Keloid Causes Severe Pain

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Definition

Keloids are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury.


Alternative Names

Hypertrophic scar; Keloid scar; Scar - hypertrophic


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Keloids occur from such skin injuries as:

  • Acne
  • Burns
  • Chickenpox
  • Ear piercing
  • Minor scratches
  • Surgical cuts
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Vaccination sites

They are more common in people ages 10 to 20, and in African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics. Keloids often run in families. Keloidosis is a term used when many or...

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