Objective: To design and test a
treatment regimen which is clinically responsive, readily available, cost
effective, and applicable especially to children and women of child bearing
age.Design Setting: A
prospective cohort study.Setting: Two major postgraduate teaching hospitals: one in Tripoli, Libya
and the other in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Participants: Fifty-seven patients with 79 keloids, referred from Plastic
Surgery Units between April 1996 and January 2005.Main Outcome Measure: Degree of
flattening of the keloidal lesion and symptomatic recovery.Results: Result of treatment has been
analyzed using unified set criteria. Seventy-seven percent of this cohort had
complete response. 19% of cases had partial response, 50% acknowledged the
treatment outcome had been “satisfactory” and 44% had an “acceptable” outcome.
There was no significant acute or delayed reaction.Conclusion: The technique appears
universally adaptable, cost effective, and can safely be prescribed for
children and women of child-bearing age. In spite of prolonged treatment course, compliance was excellent.
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