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What is Keloid?

What is Keloid?

  • Keloid: A raised scar caused by overproduction of collagen.
  • Keloid: 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.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Keloid: raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Keloid: Introduction

Types of Keloid:

Broader types of Keloid:

How serious is Keloid?

Complications of Keloid: see complications of Keloid

What causes Keloid?

Causes of Keloid: see causes of Keloid
Risk factors for Keloid: see risk factors for Keloid

What are the symptoms of Keloid?

Symptoms of Keloid: see symptoms of Keloid

Complications of Keloid: see complications of Keloid

Can anyone else get Keloid?

More information: see contagiousness of Keloid
Inheritance: see inheritance of Keloid

Keloid: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Keloid.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Keloid: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Keloid.
Treatments for Keloid: see treatments for Keloid
Research for Keloid: see research for Keloid

Name and Aliases of Keloid

Main name of condition: Keloid

Other names or spellings for Keloid:

Cheloid Source - Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Keloid: Related Conditions

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