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Are keloids hereditary?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not really: Folks of African descent tend to form keloids more readily than other folks, but it's famously unpredictable. Why one individual gets them and another doesn't, and why one injury forms keloids and the next doesn't are minor mysteries of medicine.

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Is being keloid prone hereditary?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, aggressive scar formation is genetic...Although not absolute, the risk is increased.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have a keloid. What should I do?

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Dr. Eric Khairalla
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Options include: Depending on the location , size, time duration etc...Options include steroid injection, silicone gel application, rexcision of scar and proper closure with steriod injection and finally radiation to scar.

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