Manchas de la vejez ¿Debe uno preocuparse?

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Preocupaciones por las manchas de la edad


Las manchas de la vejez, también llamadas manchas de la edad, son muy comunes y generalmente no deben ser motivo de preocupación.

Coméntele siempre al médico si tiene alguna mancha inusual o nueva. Los cánceres de piel pueden tener muchas apariencias diferentes. Las manchas o úlceras relacionadas con cánceres de piel pueden ser pequeñas, brillantes, cerosas, escamosas y ásperas, firmes y rojas, con costra o sangrantes, o tener otras características.

Ver también: cáncer de piel.


Habif TP. Light-related diseases and disorders of pigmentation. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 19.

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  • Last reviewed on 4/30/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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