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Keloids in Ibadan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4439459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cases of keloids seen in the University College Hospital, Ibadan, over a ten-year period have been reviewed. The sex distribution of cases is equal and there is no relationship between the duration of keloid and the predisposing factor responsible for keloid formation. The incubation period of these cases has been very short. The behaviour of keloids following surgery and the age of occurrence of the lesion suggest an immune reaction to an allergen as being important in the natural history of this disease. This allergen is most likely to be a normal constituent of the dermis that has been affected by the trauma. Damaged collagen fits such a possibility. The results of treatment of keloids are still very disappointing.
J O Oluwasanmi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical and geographical medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0041-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Geogr Med     Publication Date:  1974 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-03-10     Completed Date:  1975-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376231     Medline TA:  Trop Geogr Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Ear, External / injuries
Keloid* / etiology,  pathology
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors
Wounds and Injuries / complications

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