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October 15, 2019  
EDUCATION CENTER: Symptoms

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  • Scars (Keloid)

    Symptoms

    Like hypertrophic scars , keloid scars are thick and dark in color, but unlike hypertrophic scars, they develop beyond the boundaries of the original wound. Whereas hypertrophic scars stop growing six months after the wound, keloid scars to continue to grow for years.

    Keloid scars may be difficult for patients not only because of their appearance, but because they feel itchy and uncomfortable. Keloid scars can become thick enough to impinge movement, particularly if they are near a joint.

    Last updated: 23-Feb-07

       
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