Actinic keratosis: a clinical and epidemiological revision.

  title={Actinic keratosis: a clinical and epidemiological revision.},
  author={Juliano Vilaverde Schmitt and H{\'e}lio Amante Miot},
  journal={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia},
  volume={87 3},
Actinic keratoses are benign intraepithelial skin neoplasms constituted by atypical proliferation of keratinocytes that may evolve to squamous cell carcinoma. They develop in photoexposed skin areas; they are induced mainly by ultraviolet radiation and are considered cutaneous markers of chronic exposure to sunlight. They develop mainly in adults and older, fair skinned individuals, and are the fourth most common cause of dermatologic consultation in Brazil. Damage to the apoptosis pathway in… CONTINUE READING
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