By Gary M. White, MD
Actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma--the usual suspects from chronic sun exposure.
Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Defect of the Fascia
Flat Warts. Common on the legs of young women.
Seborrheic Keratosis. Brown papules and plaques, common in older patients.
Diabetic Shin Spots
Vilanova Disease. A painless, erythematous nodule enlarging to a plaque on the lower aspect of one shin in a woman is characteristic of Vilanova disease, also called subacute nodular migratory panniculitis.
Xerosis. The shins are one of the first places to get dry in the winter, as evidenced here in this older man.
Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis
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