Need help with a nursing term

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Ok i'm working on my care plan and i need to know if I should use Solar Lentigo as term to describe liver spots.

any input will be appreciated.

Thanks,.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

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Uhm.....sure but how does it apply to your care plan?

Definition: Solar lentigo is the medical term for freckle. A freckle is caused when the melanin-producing cell, or melanocyte, is damaged by UV radiation causing it to get bigger

Solar Lentigo

Ok i'm working on my care plan and i need to know if I should use Solar Lentigo as term to describe liver spots. any input will be appreciated. Thanks,.

Mayo clinic defines them as Solar lentigo

Medical dictionary describes them as: Liver spot: A pigmented flat spot on sun-exposed skin in older adults, especially on the back of the hands and on the forehead. Liver spots are benign. Medically called a senile lentigo

nyanbensmommy1

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Uhm.....sure but how does it apply to your care plan?

Definition: Solar lentigo is the medical term for freckle. A freckle is caused when the melanin-producing cell, or melanocyte, is damaged by UV radiation causing it to get bigger

Solar Lentigo

sorry i meant data collection.. my mind is overloading lol

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 43 years experience.
:lol2: That's ok.....;)