University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, 1600 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
- Key words: keloid, hypertension, cytokines, fibrosis, epidemiology, immunology.
- Page(s) : 581-2
- Published in: 2002
We compared the incidence of hypertension in 281 black patients with keloids and 148 black patients with tinea versicolor (control). No difference in the overall incidence of hypertension was detected, however, we detected an increased incidence of hypertension in patients with keloids under thirty (7.9%) as compared to the control (0%).