|Description||Describes dermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. of the strawberry patternReddish pseudo-network (erythema and wavy fine vessels) around hair follicle openings which are accentuated with a white halo appearance as seen in actinic keratosisActinic keratosis (also called solar keratosis and senile keratosis; abbreviated as AK) is a pre-cancerous patch of thick, scaly, or crusty skin. These growths are more common in fair-skinned people and those who are frequently in the sun. They usually form when skin gets damaged by ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or indoor tanning beds. AKs are considered potentially pre-cancerous; left untreated, they may turn into a type of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Untreated lesions have up to a 20% risk of progression to squamous cell carcinoma, so treatment by a dermatologist is recommended.|
|Author(s)||Ralph P. Braun|
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|Status update||June 29, 2017|
|Status by||Ralph P. Braun|
The term “strawberry pattern” refers to the distinctive dermoscopic appearance of facial actinic keratoses, consisting of a pink/red pseudonetworkA structureless pigment area interrupted by non-pigmented adnexal openings with blurry vesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described. coursing between hair follicle openings filled with keratotic plugs.
ReferencesThis is material contained in a footnote or bibliography holding further information.:
- An Atlas of Dermoscopy, Second Edition. Marghoob A. et al. CRC Press; 2012.