A PROSPECTIVE SINGLE-SUBJECT SINGLE-BLINDED SINGLE-CENTER STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF KELOID TREATMENT WITH LASER ASSISTED 5-FLUOROURACIL VERSUS LASER ASSISTED CORTICOSTEROID

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Keloid
  • Age: Between 18 - 89 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Has one large keloid scar or at least two similar but separate keloid scars
    2. Keloid present for at least 1 year

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Currently pregnant
    2. Currently breastfeeding
    3. Have taken oral retinoids within 6 months of study initiation
    4. Has had keloid treatment within 1 month of study initiation
    5. Has active infection at treatment site
    6. Has active malignancy
    7. Presence of pedunculated keloid(s) or keloid(s) that are judged to be best treated with surgical excision first
    8. Hypertrophic scars
    9. Known hypersensitivity to TAC or 5-FU
    10. Chronic systemic corticosteroid or immunosuppressive medication use
    11. Has intolerance to anesthesia
    12. Has known connective tissue disease
    13. Has known infectious disease



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