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Keratosis,seborrheic Causes

Seborrheic Keratosis has been linked to a mutation of a gene coding for a growth factor receptor (FGFR3).

Keratosis,seborrheic Definition

Seborrheic Keratosis is a benign skin growth that can occur during puberty but are more common in older people starting at the age of 40. Seborrheic Keratosis is often illustrated as to having a “pasted-on” appearance because growth only involves the top layer of the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis). It is also described as a thickening condition of the skin that increases with age.`

Keratosis,seborrheic Diagnosis

Visual examination may sometimes be enough to confirm diagnosis. In case of malignancy suspicion, a skin biopsy will be necessary.

Keratosis,seborrheic Symptoms and Signs

The distinguishable manifestations of Seborrheic Keratosis can be identified as follows: * Small-raised wart-like appearance * Sometimes can be yellow, pink, brown, and black * Excessive skin pigmentation * Skin growths that are round to oval shape of different sizes.

Keratosis,seborrheic Treatment

Most of the time, treatment is not required for Seborrheic Keratosis because they are not at all painful. On the other hand, it is also possible to decrease or remove these skin growths for cosmetic concerns. Some procedures to get rid of these unsightly lesions include: * Cryosurgery- applying extreme cold to destruct the presence of these lesions * Scraping – also referred to as curettage * Electrocautery – applying heat to burn and get rid of lesions If the physician suspects malignancy, he will request for a skin biopsy in order to rule out the suspicion.

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