A spontaneous skin lesion

McCabe, Josie; Blades, Zoe; McGrath, Emmet E.
December 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/2/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p1297
Academic Journal
The article presents the diagnosis and treatment for a 34-year-old woman with severe asthma and chronic idiopathic and was diagnosed with two lesion on her back. The lesion occurred spontaneously with quit painful tender and itchy at times. The skin lesion was determined as keloid, a condition characterized by excessive deposition of fibrous tissue. An overview of the characteristics and histology of keloid is presented. The patient was treated with intralesional steroid injections with occlusive dressings and silicone gel but no change was seen in the keloids. It notes that although there are many treatment options, no treatment has been proven effective. It cites several factors that should be considered in the treatment of keloid including the previous response to treatment.


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