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A 37-year-old female asked:

Only 1 teeny spot by nose,looks like dry skin/scab-like,..falls off,comes back.dr. looked,says early mild inverted follicular keratosis.what is that?

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Dr. Mohsin Reza
Specializes in Family Medicine
IFK: The cause of inverted follicular keratosis or keratosis pilaris is not fully understood. It is thought to be a genetic disorder of keratinization ( the process by which body turns cells in to hairs and nails) that results in the formation of horny plugs in the hair follicle orifices.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Non-healing ulcer: A basal cell carcinoma needs to be excluded. You should see your doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to excised and tissue sent to a pathologist for examination.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2019

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