John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


A controlled cohort study examining the onset of hypertension in black patients with keloids Volume 12, issue 6, November - December 2002


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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%).