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Highlights on the etiology of keloid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  750526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The keloid phenomenon is old and perplexing. Many hypotheses were advanced to account for keloid growth but none of them provided a satisfactory explanation for the clinical manifestations of the disease. To solve the mystery of keloid detailed clinical studies coupled with laboratory tests were undertaken on keloid and non-keloid individuals; these highlighted the determinants of the disease and paved the way to the formulation of the Sebum Auto-immune Theory. The latter provided valid explanations for the clinical manifestations of the disease and indicated a rationale for new trends of management.
Authors:
A A Abdalla Osman; K A Gumma; A A Satir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1978 Sep-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-25     Completed Date:  1979-07-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Autoimmune Diseases / immunology,  pathology
Humans
Intradermal Tests
Keloid / etiology*,  immunology*,  pathology
Sebaceous Glands / pathology

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