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Seborrheic Keratosis

Alternate Names : Seborrheic Warts, Verruca Seborrheica, Keratosis Seborrheica

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Seborrheic keratosis is a condition in which harmless growths develop on the skin.

What is going on in the body?

Seborrheic keratoses are benign growths of the skin. They do not represent cancer. They can appear anywhere on the body, but they most often occur on the face, chest, and back. They tend to grow slowly over time. Some persons have hundreds of individual keratoses.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

Although the cause of seborrheic keratosis is unknown, the condition does tend to run in families. The condition is more likely as an individual ages, and the number of growths generally increases with age.


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Seborrheic Keratosis: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Bill Harrison, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/24/01

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