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Keratoacanthoma: Introduction

Keratoacanthoma: A benign form of skin tumor that tends to resolve itself with time. Usually the skin lesion grows for about six weeks, remains stable for a variable length of time and then regresses slowly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Keratoacanthoma is available below.

Symptoms of Keratoacanthoma

Treatments for Keratoacanthoma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Keratoacanthoma?

Keratoacanthoma: Complications

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Causes of Keratoacanthoma

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Keratoacanthoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Keratoacanthoma

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Keratoacanthoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Keratoacanthoma

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Keratoacanthoma: Rare Types

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Definitions of Keratoacanthoma:

A dome-shaped, rapidly growing skin lesion composed of well differentiated squamous cells. It represents a proliferation of the infundibular epithelium of the hair follicle and its morphologic distinction from a well differentiated carcinoma may be difficult or impossible. Keratoacanthomas affect males more frequently than females and the majority tends to regress spontaneously. It has been suggested that keratoacanthoma represents a distinct subtype of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. --2003 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Skin tumor that grows rapidly (especially in older people) and resembles a carcinoma but does not spread; it usually disappears spontaneously, often leaving a scar - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Keratoacanthoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Keratoacanthoma, or a subtype of Keratoacanthoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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