Search Results for: keloids

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Key Points

…ithin areas of folliculitis has been suggested by patient cohort studies. Patients may or may not form hypertrophic scars or keloids at other sites. The strategy of therapy is to treat active folliculitis, if present, and to reduce hypertrophic hair…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Keloid

…made between scarring in general and true scars, so, too, differences must be recognized between keloidal collagen and true keloids. Keloids represent one specific type of fibrosing inflammation that, early in its course, consists of a mass of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Scar

…nglish Translation by Fagge CH. London, New Sydenham Society, 1866. Ketchum LD, Cohen IK, Masters FW. Hypertrophic scars and keloids. A collective review. Plast Reconstr Surg 1974;53:140-54. Kischer CW. Comparative ultrastructure of hypertrophic…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Keloid vs. Hypertrophic scar

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic.

Nodules on the right ear

Nodules on the right ear

…,6]. The typical keloid-like skin lesions appear only after several months and the typical appearance is ”keloids over keloids” [1-3,6]. Lesions have well defined margins, are not attached to deeper structures, and can disseminate by…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…rk-skinned individuals. As a rule, hypertrophic scars tend to flatten without treatment, a process that takes years, whereas keloids do not shrink appreciably on their own. Both keloids and hypertrophic scars are types of fibrosing dermatitis, i.e.,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…n general, the quantity of fibrosis is proportional to the extent of loss of tissue, exceptions being hypertrophic scars and keloids. Figure 3.15 A. Fibrosis early. B. Fibrosis late (sclerosis). Fibroplasia is a synonym for fibrosis. When…