Q. What could the lesions on the back of a 65-year-old man be?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 10, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

My dad is 65 years old and has lesions on his back. I have attached images for your reference. What could these be? He has a normal liver function test although his abdominal ultrasound shows fatty liver grade 2. He also has a normal lipid profile.

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have viewed the images attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • If desired, the seborrheic keratosis can be treated with electrofulguration.
  • The white spots are IGH (idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis). The IGH is one of the skin changes seen in aging skins and requires no active intervention.
  • I can also see some scratch marks which are linear excoriations.

Regards.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Thank you doctor,

What are those long dark color macules like scratches all over? Are they skin lesions?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
#

Hello, 

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • They are seborrheic keratosis lesions which are tan to brown color.
  • They are macules which are slightly raised with a stuck-on appearance.

Regards.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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