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Flat red lesion on scalp, not changing in size, new lesion appeared next to it. Causes?

Hi My 55 year old partner has a flat, round, bright red sore or lesion on his scalp and it;s been there about a month. It hasn t changed and now another one has appeared close to it. I don t think they are itchy and they are a bit smaller than a 5p piece. They look slightly moist when viewed through a magnifier. Any ideas? Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, thanks for your query.

From your description of a flat lesion, not changing in size, no associated symptom and appearance of another one close to it, it seems that your partner has developed warts.

Warts are due to a viral infection and are contagious. They can be easily treated by minimally invasive procedure like electro or radio cautery in a clinical setting.

Other thing may be seborrhoeic keratosis or even a carcinomatous growth.

You may consult a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and treatment. A skin biopsy may be done if diagnosis is clinically difficult.

Hope this helps you. You may write back if you have any doubts.
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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