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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Caption: Side effects of actinic keratosis therapy can affect patient adherence.
Actinic Keratosis (AK) is a very common skin disease that appears as rough, dry, scaly patches or growths that form on the skin when the skin is badly damaged by ultraviolet rays from the sun or through indoor tanning.
However, participants who consumed the highest amounts of oily fish showed a 28% decrease in acquisition of actinic keratosis compared with minimal fish intake.
These deeper levels revealed 2 cases of actinic keratosis, 2 cases of spongiotic dermatitis, and a variety of benign lesions including viral wart, seborrheic keratosis, solar lentigo, and benign fibrous papule.
But experts admitted the growths could be due to a pre-cancerous condition called actinic keratosis.
Metvix is developed for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) and actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous skin lesions).
Forty-six million Americans--one-sixth of the population--will develop an actinic keratosis during their lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Another sign is actinic keratosis (pink to red lesions on the skin with a white, yellow or gray scale).
The survey, carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists' UK skin cancer working party, found that people in Liverpool - and other northern cities like Hull and Preston - had the lowest recognition of actinic keratosis, the early onset of skin cancer, than anywhere else in Britain.
A liquid nitrogen treatment was used to remove an actinic keratosis from the tip of Clinton's nose.
The condition, called actinic keratosis, appears as a raised tan or reddish splotch on the skin.
Older adults should pay particular attention to the red, scaly patches of actinic keratosis occurring on the forehead, which can be precancerous.