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Keloid Scarring: Treatment and Pathophysiology

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Queen Mary University of London Identifier:
First received: February 11, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2011
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To clarify the mechanisms of Keloid scar formation.

Elucidate the action and therapeutic value of 5-FU in Keloid scar treatment

Identify the genetic link with Keloid scar formation.

Quantify the psychological/social impact in keloid scarring patients

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: 5- fluorouracil
Radiation: radiotherapy
Drug: Triamcinolone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Keloid Scarring:A Randomized Clinical and Laboratory Based Study on the Treatment and Differentiation Factors of the Local Disease

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Keloid Scar Reduction [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Using a 3D scanner to observe the reduction of the scar volume measured in cubic centimetres

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 5-Fluorouracil
Patients with small keloidal scars to have intralesional 5FU injected
Drug: 5- fluorouracil
5mg of 5FU injected per 1cm square, at 6 week intervals for 30 weeks = 6 sessions
Active Comparator: Radiotherapy
Large keloid scars undergo extralesional excision and radiotherapy
Radiation: radiotherapy
after complete excision of keloid they have a single session of radiotherapy
Active Comparator: TAC Drug: Triamcinolone
TAC 10mg in 1ml injected intralesional


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult ( > 18 years old).
  • Keloid scarring present.
  • Able to understand and give informed consent.
  • Patients giving informed consent to donate keloidal or non-affected skin when that is redundant after a procedure (i.e. BBR, Abdominoplasty).
  • Patients with a strong familial pedigree of keloid scar formation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Open wound at or proximity of the lesion

    • Infected lesion
    • Pregnant or planning pregnancy in the near future
    • Lactating (Breast Feeding)
    • Abnormal renal or liver function tests
    • Atrophic scars
    • Patient under 18 years of age
    • Immunocompromised
    • OR immunosuppressed
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01295099

United Kingdom
Barts and the London NHS Trust
London, UK, United Kingdom, E1 1BB
Sponsors and Collaborators
Queen Mary University of London
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Prof. Simon Myers, Queen Mary University of London Identifier: NCT01295099     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KS001
Study First Received: February 11, 2011
Last Updated: February 11, 2011
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by Queen Mary University of London:
scar formation
genetic link
psychological impact
social impact

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Collagen Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Antineoplastic Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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