Keratosis, senile

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Medical Definition of Keratosis, senile

Keratosis, senile: A premalignant condition of thick, dry scaly patches of skin. Often seen in the elderly and those with excessive sun exposure. Synonymous with actinic keratosis.

Medically reviewed by Martin Zipser, MD; Board Certified: Surgery


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Reviewed on 5/12/2014

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