ACANTHOTIC NEVUS: WHAT IS ACANTHOTIC NEVUS?

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Definition: What is "acanthotic nevus"?

ACANTHOTIC NEVUS

Acanthotic nevus is an alternate name for seborrheic keratosis. It is a rare skin disease that consists of discolored lesions that appear to be oily. Since these lesions seem to be stuck on the epidermis, they are sometimes mistaken for cancerous growths. Acanthotic nevus develops usually on people who are above the age of 40. Among the symptoms of this disease is itching, swelling of lesions as well as irritability. Surgical treatment may be needed to remove the lesions.

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