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ask: Is it safe to marry a man with Keloids? Does it spread? and will our children me affected too?

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Dear Anon,

A Keloid is a scar. It develops when scar tissue from a healing injury, (eg, a deep skin wound) develops beyond the affected area. This is not contagious, nor will it spread.

Risk Factors
Factors that increase your chance of keloids include:

African American, Asian, or Hispanic ethnicity
Between 10-30 years old
Deep skin wounds, such as those from burns or surgical scars
Scars from acne , vaccinations, or chickenpox
Family history

If you were to have children with this man, they could possibly have keloid scarring after an injury due to their genes.

-Rosa

September 21, 2011 - 8:01am
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