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Keloid

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Definition

Keloids are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury.

Symptoms

A skin lesion that is:

  • Flesh-colored, red, or pink
  • Located over the site of a wound or injury
  • Lumpy (nodular) or ridged

The lesion may itch while it is forming and growing.

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