Keloid is abnormally large overgrowth of fibrous tissues (scar) occuring as a results of trauma or irritation that does not subside with time. In terms if genetics it is 5-15 times more common in blacks and Asian than in caucasians. In all races, more darkly pigmented individuals are at high risk. Both autosomal dominant and and autosomal recessive familial inheritance have been reported.
Surgery has high recurrence rate of 45-100%, therefore used only for debulking of large keloids or if lesion is unresponsive to steroid injections.
Drug of choice for treatment of keloid;
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