A 31-year-old member asked:
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i need to know if there is a genetic test for keloids?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No one test: Keloids are not due to one single gene though there does appear to be a genetic basis. Please see this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3385329/.
Answered on Jan 4, 2015

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