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What are keloids?
excessive scar formation that extends outside the boundaries of the incision or wound
Keloids contain elevated levels of what growth factor?
What is the inheritance pattern of keloids?
autosomal dominant
Compared to normal scars, keloids contain an increased amount of what protein?
type III collagen
What are hypertrophic scars?
excessive scar tissue that does not extend beyond the boundaries of the incision or wound
When do keloids develop?
months to a year after injury
When do hypertrophic scars develop?
within weeks of injury
How are keloids treated?
ecision alone rarely successful, excision + steroids, excision +radiation for severe cases
How are hypertrophic scars treated?
corticosteroid injection, silicone sheting and pressure