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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

NEGRIN VARCARCEL, Lourdes et al. Evaluación del efecto terapéutico del quelbén en pacientes con queloides. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2002, vol.18, n.3, pp.198-201. ISSN 0864-2125.

A study was conducted on 80 patients aged 15-25 years of any race and sex, who presented with keloids located in any part of their bodies. They were divided into two groups according to a random table designed for this end. One group was treated with a thermal mud-based product called quelbén and the other group was applied a 2% steroid cream for a period of 6 months. The clinical response to the treatment was evaluated on the basis of three parameters: size and thickness of lesion, consistency of lesion and accompanying subjective symptoms (rush, pain, hyperesthesia and tightness. The response to treatment with quelbén was positive either in clean patients (11) or responders to the treatment (21), which represented 91.3% in group A, a remarkably higher effectiveness of this treatment over the 2% steroidal cream used in group B (68.57%)

Keywords : KELOID [therapy]; STEROIDS.

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