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Term:

Hypertrophic scar

Description(s):

Cutaneous condition characterized by deposits of excessive amounts of collagen which gives rise to a raised scar

Develops soon after injury as a result of a wounding from for example, vaccination, acne or surgery. More common in large scars such as burns and unlike keloid these scars do not invade the skin beyond the wound margins.

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