Br J Dermatol 2013 Oct;169 Suppl 3:71-81
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research, Bayat Research Group, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, 131 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 7DN, U.K; University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, Dermatology Group, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, M23 9LT, U.K.
Keloid disease (KD) is a common, benign, dermal fibroproliferative growth of unknown aetiology. Lesions tend to grow over time; they often recur following therapy and do not regress spontaneously. KD causes considerable discomfort due to pain, pruritus and inflammation, and a significant psychosocial impact with reduced quality of life. Read More