In rare instances the burned area becomes the seat of a peculiar overgrowth of fibrous tissue of the nature of keloid (p 401).
These keloid scars shrink and whiten in the course of a year or eighteen months.
The hard fibroma known as keloid is described with the affections of scars.
keloid ke·loid or che·loid (kē'loid')
A red, raised formation of fibrous scar tissue caused by excessive tissue repair in response to trauma or incision.