Medical Definition of Senile keratoderma

1. A skin lesion that is abnormally sensitive to the effects of ultraviolet light (sunlight). Thought to be a precancerous skin lesion that is more common in the fair-skinned or elderly individual. Approximately 20% of these skin lesions will develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Prevention includes the use of sun screen agents and the avoidance of drugs (for example tetracyclines) known to cause photosensitivity reactions. Usually a discreet slightly raised, red or pink lesion located on a sun exposed surface. Texture may appear as rough, gritty or scaly. Growths may be biopsied to look for cancer or removed via cryotherapy or electrical cautery. Some topical agents may be used to promote peeling. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Senile Keratoderma

senile chorea
senile degeneration
senile delirium
senile dementia
senile dental caries
senile deterioration
senile dwarfism
senile ectasia
senile emphysema
senile fibroma
senile gangrene
senile haemangioma
senile halo
senile hip disease
senile involution
senile keratoderma (current term)
senile keratoma
senile keratosis
senile lenticular myopia
senile lentigo
senile memory
senile osteomalacia
senile plaque
senile plaques
senile psychosis
senile retinoschisis
senile sebaceous hyperplasia
senile tremor
senile wart

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