Interferon alpha-2A therapy for keloids


Kesim S., Buyukcayir I., Celik M.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.20, ss.282-283, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf01159503
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.282-283

Özet

Keloid is a frustrating condition both for patient and sur eon. 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 levers. At IS months follow-up he continued to be symptom-free with good function.