Keloids are more common in dark-skinned persons. Incidence is estimated to be between 4.5% to 16% among blacks and Hispanics. Keloids occur with equal frequency in men and women. Younger patients are affected more often, with an age range of 10 to 30 years. A genetic predisposition to keloids has been described, and it is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
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