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Eruptive keloids after chickenpox

Nicolas Kluger, Antoine Mahé, Bernard Guillot
  • Nicolas Kluger
    Departments of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Skin and Allergies Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Meilahdentie 2, P.O. Box 160, FI-00029 HUS, Finland, Finland |
  • Antoine Mahé
    Service de dermatologie, Hôpital Pasteur (HCC) – Colmar, 39, avenue de la Liberté, FR-68024 Colmar Cedex, France, France
  • Bernard Guillot
    Université de Montpellier I, Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Saint-Eloi, CHU de Montpellier, 80, avenue Augustin Fliche, FR-34295 Montpellier cedex 5, France,


Hypertrophic scars and keloids result from abnormal wound healing in predisposed individuals. They occur within months of cutaneous trauma (surgical wounds, piercing, lacerations) or inflammation (acne, folliculitis, vaccination site). They have rarely been reported after chickenpox. Herein we report a dramatic case in a 4-year-old black girl and discuss the issues related to the management of hypertrophic scars and keloids in this peculiar situation.


keloid; chickenpox; scar; cicatrix; child

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Submitted: 2011-07-15 12:09:38
Published: 2011-07-27 07:36:01
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