Diseases > Actinic Keratoses

Posted in diseases by admin on February 18, 2011

Author: Leo Barco

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Actinic Keratoses (AK) represent chronic sun damage. They appear at sun-exposed areas as patches of roughness and redness. Face, scalp, back of the hands and arms are typically affected. AK need to be treated as may turn into a malignancy. Treatment options available are: freezing spray (cryotherapy), 5-Fluorouracil cream, imiquimod cream, electrodissecation, curettage,etc. The use of sunblock is highly recommended to prevent further damage.

Links:

www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/solar-keratoses.html