Liver spots

Alternative names
Sun-induced skin changes - liver spots; Senile lentigines; Lentigos; Skin spots - aging; Age spots

Definition

Liver spots are flat brown-black spots that usually occur in sun-exposed areas of the body. They are also called age spots. They are unrelated to the liver or liver function.

see Age spots.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.

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