seborrhoeic keratosis


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Related to seborrhoeic keratosis: Warts, actinic keratosis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis

seborrhoeic keratosis

; seborrhoeic wart; senile wart; basal cell papilloma; stucco keratosis common, pigmented, entirely benign skin tumours with rough, warty, dull surface; of unknown cause; occur in any skin area; characterized by homogeneous colour throughout (most on limbs/feet are white-grey in colour and <4mm diameter), and a distinct (sometimes overhanging) edge; incidence increases with advancing age; treated by cryotherapy

keratosis, seborrhoeic

Lesion of the skin appearing as brown or yellowish thickening of the skin of the face, eyelids and/or conjunctiva. It is common in the elderly and may be a precursor to squamous cell carcinoma. Management includes cryotherapy, local surgical excision or radiotherapy.
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Skin disease Percentage of participants with skin disease (%) Xerosis 28 Seborrhoeic keratosis (hand) 14 Seborrhoeic keratosis (face) 13 Pressure ulcer 7 Cherry angioma 5 Actinic keratosis (hand) 3 Actinic keratosis (face) 2
Portrait(R) PSR3 was cleared in 2005 for the treatment of wrinkles of the face and in 2003 for the treatment of facial and non-facial areas for superficial skin lesions, actinic keratosis, seborrhoeic keratosis and viral papillomata.