Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Keloid Evaluation

The evaluation of keloids begins with a history and physical exam.

The diagnosis of keloids is usually made on physical exam.

Physical findings in those with keloids may include:

  • Excessive scar tissue forms in response to a skin injury

Tests that may be used to evaluate keloids include:

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Skin Keloid References
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