Stucco keratosis

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A stucco keratosis is a common benign skin condition characterized by a lesion with a dull or lackluster surface, and with church-spire-like projections of epidermal cells around collagen seen histologically.[1][2] Stucco keratoses are often light brown to off-white, and are no larger than a few millimeters in diameter. They are often found on the distal tibia, ankle, and foot.[3]

Other names for a stucco keratosis are "digitate seborrheic keratosis," "dyperkeratotic seborrheic keratosis," "deratosis alba,"[4] "serrated seborrheic keratosis," and "verrucous seborrheic keratosis".[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Freedberg; et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. p. 769. ISBN 0-07-138076-0. 
  2. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. p. 639. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  3. ^ Stucco Keratosis at eMedicine
  4. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1665. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.