A Primary Care Perspective on Keloids

Steven Davidson, MD, DDS; Nasir Aziz, MD, MA, PGY-1; Rashid M. Rashid, MD, PhD, PGY-2; Amor Khachemoune, MD, CWS

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Medscape J Med. 2009;11(1):18 

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Epidemiology

Keloids are more common in dark-skinned persons. Incidence is estimated to be between 4.5% to 16% among blacks and Hispanics.[5] Keloids occur with equal frequency in men and women. Younger patients are affected more often, with an age range of 10 to 30 years.[6] A genetic predisposition to keloids has been described, and it is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.[7]

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