Papers of The 2nd Japan Scar Workshop

14. International comparison of keloid criteria

Sadanori Akita
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nagasaki University, Graduate School of Biomedical and Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan

Keloids are often intractable to therapy and easily recur. There are few clinical reports on keloids due to the lack of clear definitions for keloids and the resulting confusion about therapeutic regimens. We searched for the word “Keloid” in the Scopus database and found a large number of publications, but only a few good clinical studies. The Cochran review, meta-analysis, randomized clinical trials, and prospective studies on keloids are discussed, as are core issues relating to keloid studies.
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