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Original Paper

Studying Regression of Seborrheic Keratosis in Lichenoid Keratosis with Sequential Dermoscopy Imaging

Zaballos P.a · Salsench E.a · Serrano P.a · Cuellar F.b · Puig S.b · Malvehy J.b

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aDepartment of Dermatology, Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla, Tarragona, and bDepartment of Dermatology, Melanoma Unit, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain

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Dermatology 2010;220:103–109

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: August 24, 2009
Accepted: October 21, 2009
Published online: December 09, 2009
Issue release date: March 2010

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/DRM

Abstract

Background: Lichenoid keratosis (LK) is a well-described entity that has been proposed to represent a regressive response to a pre-existent epidermal lesion. Aims: To evaluate the natural evolution of a series of cases showing the intermediate stage of the regression of seborrheic keratosis in LK using sequential dermoscopy imaging over time. Material and Methods: A series of lesions with dermoscopic areas of seborrheic keratosis and LK in the same tumor were consecutively collected for over 3 years at the Dermatology Department of the Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla, Tarragona, Spain. Sequential dermoscopic images of each case were collected quarterly for 1 year. At the end of the follow-up, all the lesions were biopsied. Results: A total of 22 cases were collected. At the end of the follow-up, the LK part increased in all the lesions. In 11 cases (50%), the seborrheic keratosis part disappeared completely, and in another 5 cases (22.7%), seborrheic keratosis comprised only 10% of the remaining area. Conclusions: These dermoscopic study findings support the proposal that LK represents a regressive response to a pre-existent epidermal lesion, in this case seborrheic keratosis.

© 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel


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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: August 24, 2009
Accepted: October 21, 2009
Published online: December 09, 2009
Issue release date: March 2010

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/DRM


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