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What r keloids?Do they regrow?How to cure them?R they hereditary in nature?

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Dr. John Minoli
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Mixed results

Keloids are over-exuberant scarring phenomena and are seen more often in people with darker skin; so there can be some hereditary aspect to the pathology.
Many treatment modalities have been used from application of pressure, to intra-lesional steroid injection, to excision, and even to radiation therapy. While keloids do not spread like a cancer, even with the above treatments that can regrow.

In brief: Mixed results

Keloids are over-exuberant scarring phenomena and are seen more often in people with darker skin; so there can be some hereditary aspect to the pathology.
Many treatment modalities have been used from application of pressure, to intra-lesional steroid injection, to excision, and even to radiation therapy. While keloids do not spread like a cancer, even with the above treatments that can regrow.
Dr. John Minoli
Dr. John Minoli
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Abnormal Scars

Keloids are abnormal scars which is composed of type1 or type3 collagen, as a result of overgrowth of granulation tissue(collagen type3)at the site of a healed skin injuty they tend to be hereditary in some and more common in people of african descent even after these are excised they can regrow in some.

In brief: Abnormal Scars

Keloids are abnormal scars which is composed of type1 or type3 collagen, as a result of overgrowth of granulation tissue(collagen type3)at the site of a healed skin injuty they tend to be hereditary in some and more common in people of african descent even after these are excised they can regrow in some.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hey

Keloids are overgrown scar tissue, they can regrow, the can be treated with surgery and sometimes injection, the problem is they have a tendency to regrow even after treatment, so they can be difficult to get rid off, and yes they are at least partly hereditary.

In brief: Hey

Keloids are overgrown scar tissue, they can regrow, the can be treated with surgery and sometimes injection, the problem is they have a tendency to regrow even after treatment, so they can be difficult to get rid off, and yes they are at least partly hereditary.
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
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