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Keloid Summary

Description: A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar resulting from formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the dermis during connective tissue repair. It is differentiated from a hypertrophic scar (CICATRIX, HYPERTROPHIC) in that the former does not spread to surrounding tissues.

Also Known As: Keloids

Networked: 1729 relevant articles (183 outcomes, 307 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Keloid

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Silicones : 26 outcomes 11 studies in 68 results : IBA
  2. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 9 outcomes 10 studies in 36 results : FDA 33 Generic
  3. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 7 outcomes 5 studies in 34 results : IBA
  4. Collagen : 6 outcomes 43 studies in 370 results : IBA
  5. Triamcinolone Acetonide (Azmacort) : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 56 results : FDA 135 Generic
  6. Triamcinolone (Aristocort) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 45 results : FDA 27
  7. Bleomycin (Blenoxane) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 14 results : FDA 7 Generic
  8. imiquimod (Aldara) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 15 results : FDA 4 Generic
  9. Cosmetics : 4 outcomes in 54 results : IBA
  10. Messenger RNA (mRNA) : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 92 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Keloid

  1. Hypertrophic Cicatrix (Hypertrophic Scar)
  2. Cicatrix (Scar)
  3. Keloid
  4. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
  5. Pain (Aches)
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Key Therapies for Keloid

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  1. Cryosurgery : 14 outcomes 7 studies in 37 results
  2. Lasers (Laser) : 12 outcomes 5 studies in 54 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 8 outcomes 13 studies in 81 results
  4. Solid-State Lasers : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 17 results
  5. Dye Lasers : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 29 results
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