Etanercept demonstrates therapeutic effect on keloids

July 8, 2008

National report - A study shows that intralesional etanercept may provide an effective treatment for keloids, according to TherapeuticsDaily.

National report

- A study shows that intralesional etanercept may provide an effective treatment for keloids, according to TherapeuticsDaily.

Investigators tested an intralesional corticosteroid (triamcinolone acetonide/TAC) against intralesional etanercept (Enbrel, Amgen/Wyeth). Researchers found the intralesional corticosteroids down-regulate collagen gene expression, alter glycosaminoglycans and decrease fibroblast proliferation.