actinic keratosis

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an overgrowth of skin layers resulting from extended exposure to the sun

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Solar keratoses must always be removed because of the risk of skin cancer.
Regular use of sunscreens for long periods has been shown to reduce the incidence of both solar keratoses [3] and solar elastosis [4].
Treatments for solar keratoses include topical application of 5-fluorouracil, liquid nitrogen, and electrocautery.
Their prevalence of solar keratoses was 16%, compared with 1% in the hospital workers.
Malignant transformation of solar keratoses to squamous cell carcinoma.
Results of the study show that a weekly dose of 200 mg or more was linked with substantial protection against squamous cell carcinoma and precancerous growths called actinic keratoses (AKs), solar keratoses, or sunspots.
Solar keratoses are small crusty or scaly skin bumps (lesions) that may feel itchy or prickly and are caused by excessive sun exposure.
Actinic keratoses, or solar keratoses, are patches of skin with a dry, irregular, scaly surface which vary in size, although most are less than 1cm in diameter.
The 5-FU cream is in a new polymer-based microsphere vehicle and was approved late last year for the topical treatment of multiple actinic or solar keratoses of the face and anterior scalp.
Don't use it on nevi and maybe not even solar keratoses.