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Keloid ScarsWritten by talkhealth expert Mr Ioannis Goutos
A keloid is a type of bulky scar that develops in the skin as a result of injury, infection or inflammation and spreads beyond the borders of the original field of skin damage. The definition is helpful to differentiate from hypertrophic scars, which do not spread floridly outwards from the original wound site. Read the full article here.
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The skin is the largest organ of the body. Acting as a barrier from the outside world, it keeps the body protected. Injuries can damage this protective layer, leading to wounds, scarring and potential risks such as infection. Wound care is of the utmost importance following a burn, surgery or injury to limit the chance of infection and preserve the skins function.
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