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Are keloid scars a genetic trait passed by mothers or fathers to their children?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Clearly keloids have greater tendency to occur in darker skinned races and to that degree they do have a genetic tendency.

In brief: Yes

Clearly keloids have greater tendency to occur in darker skinned races and to that degree they do have a genetic tendency.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Jared Adams
General Practice

In brief: Perhaps, but...

It is very common, especially among african americans where 16% have reported keloids in at least one survey.
Keloids have been associated genetically with several hla serotypes (related to the immune system). However, if you have keloids it does not mean your child will have keloids, they just may be at slightly increased risk compared to others.

In brief: Perhaps, but...

It is very common, especially among african americans where 16% have reported keloids in at least one survey.
Keloids have been associated genetically with several hla serotypes (related to the immune system). However, if you have keloids it does not mean your child will have keloids, they just may be at slightly increased risk compared to others.
Dr. Jared Adams
Dr. Jared Adams
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