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1.  Seborrheic Keratosis
Seborrheic keratosis is a type of skin growth. Although they can be unsightly and may cause embarrassment, the growths are not harmful. However, in some cases seborrheic keratosis can be difficult to distinguish fro...
  • Discolored skin patches
  • Skin plaques
  • Skin lesion
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Itching
2.  Actinic Keratosis
If you've spent a lot of time outside under the sun, you'll probably start to notice brown spots appearing on your hands and arms as you get older. Sometimes called sun spots or age spots, the correct term for thi...
  • Discolored skin patches
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Rash scaly
  • Blanching of skin
  • Macule
3.  Melanoma Overview
Because it often goes undetected, melanoma is the most dangerous of skin cancers. Learn about the causes, signs and treatments for melanoma.
  • Discolored skin patches
  • Thick skin
  • Skin lesion
  • Irregular skin lesion
4.  Kaposi's Sarcoma
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancerous tumor. It commonly appears in multiple locations on the skin and around the nose, mouth, genitals, and/or anus, but can also attack the internal organs. It's caused by a virus calle...
  • Discolored skin patches
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • Skin lesion
5.  Stasis Dermatitis And Ulcers
Stasis dermatitis is skin inflammation caused by blood pooling in the veins in your legs. Pooling of blood in the veins of the legs is called venous insufficiency or venous stasis.Venous pooling causes the pressur...
  • Discolored skin patches
  • Increased skin pigmentation
  • Back rash
  • Perianal rash
  • Leg pain
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