Keratoacanthomas are small skin lesions. They have an appearance which may be similar to that of squamous cell carcinomas. However, they may disappear spontaneously. A rare variant of this disorder, Keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum, produces progressive growth with healing of the center of the lesion.
Causes of Keratoacanthoma
The cause of this disorder is not known.
Signs and Symptoms of Keratoacanthoma
Keratoacanthomas are rapidly growing skin lesions. Usually, they occur alone, but may occasionally develop into multiple lesions. They are firm, raised nodules which develop a central depression, or crater. The area surrounding the nodule is frequently pink or red. Their appearance may be the same as squamous cell carcinomas.
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