Patient & Caregiver Stories Main Menu

(English) by First Name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V-Z

By Language: French   German   Greek   Italian   Polish   Romanian   Russian   Spanish   Turkish

By Illness: Main List, Linear/Morphea, Systemic Scleroderma, By Symptoms

Bwana: Keloids


Autumn Trees by Ione Bridgman, ISN Artist God bless the works of your hands.

I am a twenty-nine-year-old male and single. My keloids began to develop in 2001. Now they have spread all over my face, back, chest, arms and legs.

They itch at times which causes me to scratch them. I surely do not know my fate or end. What should I do?

Thank you and God bless you richly.

Webmaster's Note: Sometimes keloids occur by themselves, and often they are hereditary, particularly in people with darker skin. Sometimes they are due to keloid morphea, which, contrary to its name, is a form of systemic scleroderma. People with keloids should be screened to be sure that their keloids are not accompanied by any symptoms of systemic scleroderma, particularly if they do not have a family history of keloids.

To Contact the Author

Email: [email protected]
Story edited 04-20-05
Story posted 04-25-05 SLE

Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
Keloids, Keloid Morphea
Types of Scleroderma
What is Scleroderma?

PDF Brochure: What is Scleroderma?

ISN Artist: Ione Bridgman

Ione BridgmanISN Artist Ione Bridgman created original artwork to illustrate this page. She is 90 years old, and lives in New Zealand. Her lovely paintings illustrate many of our pages and the covers of our Voices of Scleroderma Book Series .

ISN Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

Go to Candy: My Mother Had Scleroderma
Recent Donors
See ISN News for recent donors, including memorials for
Christine Kane, Joleen M. Cascaden.

SCLERO.ORG is the world leader for trustworthy research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses, such as pulmonary hypertension. We are a service of the nonprofit International Scleroderma Network (ISN), which is a 501(c)(3) U.S.-based public charitable foundation, established in 2002. Meet Our Team, or Volunteer. Donations may also be mailed to:

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)
7455 France Ave So #266
Edina, MN 55435-4702 USA

Email [email protected] to request our Welcome email, or to report bad links or to update this page content.

TOLL FREE HOTLINE 800-564-7099
Free to U.S. and Canadian Callers. Ask for our Free Info Packet by mail or email!
Scleroderma, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and related illnesses.
Privacy Policy.

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is!
Donate Now
Copyright 1998-2017, International Scleroderma Network. AKA Scleroderma from A to Z and SCLERO.ORG. All Rights Reserved.