A Primary Care Perspective on Keloids

Steven Davidson, MD, DDS; Nasir Aziz, MD, MA, PGY-1; Rashid M. Rashid, MD, PhD, PGY-2; Amor Khachemoune, MD, CWS


Medscape J Med. 2009;11(1):18 

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No ideal therapy exists for treating keloids, which reflects the current partial understanding about the pathogenesis of the disease. Optimal treatment continues to be various combinations that focus on decreasing recurrence rates. The most effective combination has yet to be found. However, developing a thorough understanding of the current state of management options allows physicians to improve baseline care for patients having to deal with the often- frustrating course of recurrent keloids.


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