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Keloid Definition & Overview

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A keloid is a fleshy but firm raised area of skin. It develops when scar tissue from a healing injury, (eg, a deep skin wound) develops beyond the affected area. This results in a growth that can vary in size from one to several inches. Keloids are not harmful to general health.

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  • Keloid

    Encylopedia entry for Keloid.

    Keloid(Keloid Scar; Dermal Fibrotic Lesion; Hypertrophic Scar)

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