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Related to age spot: seborrheic keratosis
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Age SpotA flat, pigmented macule commonly seen on the skin of the elderly. Age spots are benign and of merely cosmetic concern.
Location Sun-exposed areas (e.g., forehead, back of hands).
Prevention Avoid sun; sunscreen with an SPF of 15 may decrease incidence.
Management Creams and lotions to bleach skin; cryotherapy may be required.
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age spotDermatology A flat, pigmented macule commonly seen on the skin of older folks; ASs are benign and of merely cosmetic concern Location, Sun exposed areas–eg, forehead, back of hands Prevention Avoid sun; sunscreen–SPF of 15.may ↓ incidence Management Creams and lotions to bleach skin; cryotherapy may be required. See Sun protection factor.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.