A scar is a secondary skin lesion formed by connective tissue following dermal damage. Scars occur after surgery or injury, and initially appear as a thick, pale lesion progressing over time to become white and atrophic.
Common conditions associated with scars include:
- bullous pemphigoid
- herpes zoster (shingles)
- hidradenitis suppurativa
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- Habif Thomas P., et al. (2005) Skin Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment Mosby.