Seborrheic keratosis - Definition

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Seborrheic keratosis is the new name given to the old seborrheic wart; it is a skin disease that is characterized by the appearance of small warts most commonly on the trunk, face, or in folds, but may affect all parts of the body. Seborrheic keratosis is quite common after the age of 50 and is absolutely harmless. It appears as small, brown elevations of the skin, which are not responsible for any other clinical symptoms. It is a benign condition that requires no treatment. However for cosmetic reasons, the lesions can be removed.