Interferon alpha-2A therapy for keloids

Interferon alpha-2A therapy for keloids 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Interferon alpha-2A therapy for keloids

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01159503
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Abstract

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.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 1997

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