Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Scarring Excessive Underlying Cause

Keloids form when the normal balance between scar formation, and scar breakdown, is disturbed. Usually, as the healing skin becomes stronger, the body removes some scar tissue. In a person with keloids, the body forms more scar tissue than is needed for healing. The cause for keloids is unknown.

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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Scarring Excessive References
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