Senile warts

Senile warts or seborrheic keratoses, develop in individuals aged 40-50 years, suffering from oily seborrhea, often exposed to sunlight, freezing injuries. They are round, oval and other forms of lentils to large beans, brown, dark or black. On the surface of the elements visible fat, Horny scales, rather fragile, easily removable. Under the Horny layer can sometimes find coachhouse the tabs like grains of wheat or cauliflower. Common in elderly people everywhere on the rear of the hands, chest, shoulders, back, thighs. With age, they are gradually increasing, but do not tend to malignancy.
Keratosis. Currently the number of references to the doctor about warty skin formations, sometimes having multiple distribution covering the entire face, the skin of the trunk, and extremities. We are talking about senile, or senile, keratoma.
Keratosis these occur in both men and women usually after the age of 40, but can develop before. Senile keratosis are single or tens, hundreds. Independently, they do not disappear, progress, change color, takes new shapes and forms, increase in size, towering above the skin, and in some cases, the localization near natural holes (lips, eyes, genitals) can be transformed into basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin with damage to nearby lymph nodes and the development of metastases.
During similar period of senile keratosis are not innocent neoplasms, especially when they are external or internal injuries, poor treatment, other irritations (physical, chemical, radioactive, lighting, and others).
Senile keratosis, which now occur at every step, pass a number of stages and forms of development. The result is a clinical-morphological researches we can distinguish five forms of senile kerato: spotted, nodular, patchy, keratome type of disease Bowen, transitional form "keratome - cutaneous horn".
The spotted form is characterized by patches of round or oval shape the size of a lentil and more wrong, sharp or blurred edges. The spots are dark-brown color, as on the face skin is light brown to pinkish-yellow (due to the presence of telangiectasia). The surface is smooth or rough spots. Stains can be single, but more often multiple, mostly wearing persistent. The skin on the affected areas atrophic, easy going in the folds.
Nodular or papular, keratome reaches the size of a bean, irregularly shaped, sharply defined, raises skin texture, has a dark-gray or dirty-yellow, covered horn layers, closely adjacent to the subject tissues; when you delete of Horny masses found a reddish base. Keratome slowly, gradually progressing.
Patchy keratome - ROM irregular shape with a diameter of 0.2-1 cm with grayish crust. By poskablivanii it can be removed and open bleeding bottom.
Keratome type of precancer Bowen diameter of 1 - 1.5 cm consists of a separate sharply defined plaques, soldered between themselves and forming on the periphery of the jagged edges, color copper or pinkish hue, disks covered with minor skin, the center of the disc with the further growth falls in, atrophies. Keratome type Bowen has the small sizes and in contrast to this precancer calm histological structure of the painting, in addition, this form of keratosis is not usually zlokacestvennoe that is inherent in the classical precancer Bowen.
Transitional form "keratome - cutaneous horn" starts with a simple plaque keratomas, which is ripening on one of the poles quietly grows Horny segment, reminiscent of cutaneous horn. On histological data is found in the epidermis cell atypism.
Cutaneous horn consists of a dense Horny clusters, gradually rises above the level of the skin, over time changes, takes a brownish color, view of curls. Cutaneous horn can be in the singular, sometimes lots of them. One woman was observed over 100 cutaneous horns. Described cutaneous horn of enormous length, he dangled from the forehead to the chin and had a firm texture. Such cutaneous horns usually end spinocellular skin cancer. But for the most part "keratome - cutaneous horn" meets the small sizes of 1-1,5 see
Treatment. Is it possible to stop the progression of keratitis? Recently intensively discussing the issue of therapy kerato high doses of ascorbic acid. You can assign it 3 times a day after meals for 0.5-1.0-1.5 g per day. Observations show that in patients of the distribution process kerato stops and they do not increase in size. New keratosis not occur, however, the devolution process is not seen. Local keratosis grease hormonal ointments (flutsinar, ftorokort and others). At the same time it must be remembered that the prolonged use of any drug benefit rather than harms. That's why ascorbic acid in high doses can appoint 1-2 months, then a break of one month (only 2-3 of course). During treatment with ascorbic acid is necessary to monitor the patient's condition, at any deviation from the norm treatment ceased. Treatment with caution, at the slightest sign of intolerance to medication and side effects receiving askorbinki stop. Local treatment can be carried out also by burning liquid nitrogen (repeatedly until the bubble). After healing keratosis in its place remains smooth barely visible scar. When keratoma you can apply and electrocoagulation.
Prevention. Keratosis should promptly removed. The warning kerato matters and General treatment, diet with restriction of carbohydrates and fats. The diet should be rich potato, liver, raw milk, red pepper, tomatoes, Cropani, black currants, cabbage, Rowan, rosehips, gooseberry, green peas, raspberries, radishes, beets, citrus - in a word, products, where more vitamin C. it is Recommended that the observance of the regime of work, rest and dream.