Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Definition

History and exam

Key diagnostic factors

  • presence of risk factors
  • historically initiated event (e.g., body piercing, surgery, insect bite, vaccination)
  • slow growth
  • erythematous, smooth, and shiny elevated scar with overhanging edge

Other diagnostic factors

  • itchiness, tingling, or pain

Risk factors

  • Hx of prior keloid
  • FHx of keloid
  • darker skin types
  • trauma

Diagnostic investigations

Treatment algorithm

ACUTE

Contributors

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Professor

Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

Disclosures

AB is an author of a number of references cited in this monograph.

Scientific Officer (Medical)

Skin Bank, Burns Centre

Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery

Prince of Wales Hospital

Hong Kong

China

Disclosures

LH is an author of a reference cited in this monograph.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Director

Firefighters' Burn Treatment Unit and Plastic Surgery Wound Healing Research Laboratory

Professor

Department of Surgery

University of Alberta

Edmonton

Alberta

Canada

Disclosures

EET declares that he has no competing interests.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of California

Los Angeles

CA

Disclosures

DC declares that he has no competing interests.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

University of Iowa

Iowa City

IA

Disclosures

BLS declares that he has no competing interests.

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