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Seborrheic keratosis

Also known as Seborrhoeic Keratosis, Senile Keratosis, Inverted Follicular Keratosis, Seborrheic Warts, and Basal Cell Papilloma

A seborrheic keratosis (also known as "seborrheic verruca," and "senile wart":767:637) is a noncancerous benign skin growth that originates in keratinocytes. Like liver spots, seborrheic keratoses are seen more often as people age. In fact, they are sometimes humorously referred to as the "barnacles of old age".

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with seborrheic keratosis, 71% report having skin lesion, 70% report having abnormal appearing skin, and 56% report having skin moles. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of seborrheic keratosis are skin lesion, abnormal appearing skin, skin moles, skin growth, skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, skin irritation, and irregular appearing scalp, although you may still have seborrheic keratosis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with seborrheic keratosis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, excision of skin lesion, biopsy, wound care management, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, other therapeutic procedures and other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with seborrheic keratosis include epinephrine / lidocaine, tretinoin topical, clobetasol topical, fluorouracil, fluocinonide topical, metronidazole topical product, imiquimod topical, urea topical, ketoconazole topical, sodium sulfacetamide-sulfur topical, ciclopirox topical, aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical and tacrolimus topical product .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for seborrheic keratosis include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get seborrheic keratosis.

Age

< 1 years
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1-4 years
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5-14 years
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15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.4x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
2.7x
75+ years
2.8x

Sex

Male
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Female
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Race/Ethnicity

Black
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Hispanic
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White
1.5x
Other
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