Disease Information for Keloid

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Skin nodules/Subcutaneous nodules
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Turner syndrome
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Carcinoma, squamous, skin
Associated Disease & Complications
Keloid
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Ethnic predilection (ex)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Local injection/steroid
Definition

A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar resulting from formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the dermis during connective tissue repair. It is differentiated from a hypertrophic scar (CICATRIX, HYPERTROPHIC) in that the former does not spread to surrounding tissues.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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