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2022 Mar




Management of Spontaneous and Pruritic Keloids: A Case Report.


Hollis CC, Alam A, Pelenyi S, Varghese R, Mann N, Kanu-Ivi C, Nagaraj RH, Penumarthi K, Prince MJ, Jorge J, Tiesenga F
Cureus. 2022 Mar; 14(3):e23227.
PMID: 35449684.


Spontaneous chest wall keloid scars can occur without any history of trauma and are rare. Some keloids present with intense pruritus or paresthesia, prompting patients to seek treatment. Currently, many treatment options are available in medicine. However, for this case report a less invasive treatment modality is evaluated. This clinical case report will present Kenalog-40 injections as a treatment option to treat a spontaneous keloid scar. Observation of this treatment option has illustrated a reduction in size and improvement in pruritus, paraesthesia and discoloration.