Keloid is a frustrating condition both for patient and surgeon. In spite of the availability of many therapeutic modalities such as steroids, radiotherapy, vitamin E, penicillamine and colchicine in some cases keloid management can be unsatisfactory. A 16-year-old boy who was burned in an automobile accident, sustained keloids on the anterior and posterior chest, right face, and left arm. The extensive scarring of the right arm caused him to lose function. Interferon alpha-2a was used for treatment and most of the lesions returned to baseline levels. At 18 months follow-up he continued to be symptom-free with good function.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 1, 1997
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