Actinic Keratosis: Rationale and Management

  title={Actinic Keratosis: Rationale and Management},
  author={Annabel Dodds and Alvin L K Chia and Stephen P Shumack},
  booktitle={Dermatology and therapy},
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are common skin lesions heralding an increased risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and other skin malignancies, arising principally due to excessive ultraviolet (UV) exposure. They are predominantly found in fair-skinned individuals, and increasingly, are a problem of the immunosuppressed. AKs may regress spontaneously, remain stable or transform to invasive SCC. The risk of SCC increases for those with more than 5 AKs, and the majority of SCCs arise from… CONTINUE READING
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