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Lentigo

- Noun

A freckly eruption on the skin; freckles.


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    Ink spot lentigo is a cutaneous condition characterized by skin lesions commonly occurring on the shoulders. These lesions often cause alarm but are benign. They are an indication of excessive sun exposure so although ink spot lentigo is not premalignant, people with several of them maybe at increased risk of skin cancer due to UV damage. For a safe diagnosis, they must be flat. Although the shape is irregular, the structure as seen on dermoscopy is very homogenous.

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    Lentigo simplex is the most common form of lentigo. [] A single lesion or multiple lesions (lentigines) may be present at birth or more commonly first develop in early childhood. Lentigo simplex is not induced by sun exposure, and it is not associated with any medical diseases or conditions. It is also referred to as simple lentigo and juvenile lentigo. This condition also affects cats, those with orange coloration most often, and can appear on the nose, lips, and eyes as the cat ages.

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