oa South African Medical Journal - The aetiology of keloids: a review of the literature and a new hypothesis

Volume 38, Issue 39
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



From a review of the literature it has been established that: 1. Keloids are more common in dark-skinned people. 2. There appear to be hormonal factors involved in keloid formation, with trauma as the main provoking factor.

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