Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1054/mehy.2001.1426
Title: Keloids - The sebum hypothesis revisited
Authors: Fong, E.P
Bay, B.H 
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Fong, E.P, Bay, B.H (2002). Keloids - The sebum hypothesis revisited. Medical Hypotheses 58 (4) : 264-269. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1054/mehy.2001.1426
Abstract: The aetiology of the keloid scar has not been completely elucidated. Numerous hypotheses have been proposed in the past to explain the unusual characteristics of the keloid scar. While we do know that there is excessive and ongoing collagen-deposition, the exact triggering stimulus is a subject of conjecture. We present some of our photographic records of keloids and electron microscopic findings of keloid edges and reiterate the sebum hypothesis. We also attempt to explain the features of keloids in the light of the present knowledge of immunology and cell biology. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Source Title: Medical Hypotheses
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/120759
ISSN: 03069877
DOI: 10.1054/mehy.2001.1426
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