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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.

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Story edited 04-20-05
Story posted 04-25-05 SLE

Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
Story Editor: Judith Devlin
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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!

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