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Senile keratosis


The disease which is shown in the form of focal excessive keratinization of skin with lines of a senile atrophy.

Symptoms of the Senile keratosis:

On open body parts — on a face, on the upper surfaces of hands — yellowy-brown speakers flat stratifications of the keratosic epidermis with a warty surface and not too accurate contour are formed (resembling a usual wart). After elimination of horn stratifications the bright red becoming wet and slightly bleeding surface is bared. The disease usually lasts long, sometimes there are a lot of years. Emergence of an inflammation, erosion and bleeding can be a symptom of the beginning malignant regeneration (carcinoma cutaneum). Microscopic examination of scraping from the center is necessary. The keratosic centers do not cause indispositions, the insignificant itch can sometimes be noted.

Reasons of the Senile keratosis:

The etiology and pathogeny are found insufficiently out. Arise more often at people 50 years with thin dry skin are more senior. Elements exist a long time, gradually becoming more dark and keratosic. Age keratomas are regarded as преканцероз.

Treatment of the Senile keratosis:

Protection against solar radiation. Keratolytic means (1 — 5% salicylic ointment) in initial stages of a disease. Cryotherapy by liquid nitrogen. At the slightest suspicion of cancer it is necessary to send the patient to an oncological clinic.

Drugs, drugs, tablets for treatment of the Senile keratosis:

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