MULTIPLE LICHENOID KERATOSES

By Gary M. White, MD


Multiple lichenoid keratoses is a descriptive term for the situation of a patient (usually an older white woman) with multiple, inflamed, itchy, keratoses.

Clinical

Multiple, inflamed keratoses with a lichenoid infiltrate may occur on the sun-exposed areas, e.g., trunk of older patients, particularly women. The lesions tend to be very itchy and persistent.

Treatment

Freezing all the lesions has helped greatly to reduce the pruritus in some of my patients.

References

Multiple lesions on the trunk in a 55-year-old white woman. JAAD May 2010 Volume 62, Issue 5, Pages 900–901

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