actinic keratosis

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Noun1.actinic keratosis - an overgrowth of skin layers resulting from extended exposure to the sunactinic keratosis - an overgrowth of skin layers resulting from extended exposure to the sun
keratosis - a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
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Actinic keratosis is a common skin condition that is induced through ultra-violet light damage, resulting in patches of thick, scaly or crusty skin.
For new basal cell cancers, the rate was 20% lower in the treatment group, 30% lower for the squamous cell cancers, and 13% lower for actinic keratosis.
This is the first study to examine the association between atopic dermatitis and actinic keratosis [AK].
Caption: Side effects of actinic keratosis therapy can affect patient adherence.
Clinical diagnosis of cutaneous horn over seborrheic keratosis or actinic keratosis was made.
Cryotherapy has been a most common destructive method in treatment of actinic keratosis lesions2,7 and is simple and low cost.
Actinic keratosis is an early in situ squamous cell carcinoma: a proposal for reclassification.
US scientists conducting the new study looked at the effect of celecoxib on 240 people who already had actinic keratosis, pre-cancerous skin damage.
Actinic keratosis is a common precursor of skin cancer caused by excessive sun exposure.
From your detailed description, however, it sounds like you could have Actinic Keratosis.
She had developed Actinic Keratosis which normally only affects people in their 70s or 80s who have worked outdoors for hours in baking sun.
Such diseases may include, but are not limited to, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, emphysema, asthma, diabetes, autoimmune thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, different types of dermatitis including allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, actinic keratosis, wound healing, scar formation, various renal diseases, various respiratory diseases, various diseases of reproductive organs, such as endometriosis, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, Grave's diseases and other inflammatory and hyperproliferative diseases.