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A Growing Problem: Two Patients With Keloids

Beebe, Victoria

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: July-August 2009 - Volume 1 - Issue 4 - p 253-255
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0b013e3181b4f76e
Case Study

Keloids are found at the site of tissue injury. They are easily identified but not easily remedied. In this case study, the author presents two patients with keloids: one whose keloids involved her ear lobes, the other with acne keloidalis. Both patients underwent several months of treatment, with slow improvement. Keloids are often recalcitrant to treatment and are prone to recurrence. Several new therapeutic treatment strategies are being studied and developed. I hope that through continued research, new techniques will be discovered to prevent and treat these benign but potentially cosmetically devastating growths.

Victoria Beebe, CPNP, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Victoria Beebe, CPNP, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts 01805. E-mail:

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