Which patients are at highest risk for keloids?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Keloids occur in all races; however, they have a higher rate of incidence in persons with darker skin. The rate is equal between men and women, and keloids occur in almost all ages; interestingly, they rarely occur in persons older than 65 years. The complete pathophysiology of keloids is unclear.


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