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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.[1]

Common conditions associated with scars include:

  • acne
  • bullous pemphigoid
  • herpes zoster (shingles)
  • chickenpox
  • hidradenitis suppurativa
  • burns
  • post-sugery.

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  1. Habif Thomas P., et al. (2005) Skin Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment Mosby.