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Actinic Keratosis

  • Francisco M. Camacho-MartinezEmail author

Abstract

Solar keratosis. This term is more specific because “actinic” means that the keratosis is produced by rays of any kind, unlike “solar” that indicates specifically rays of the sun. In several countries, it is also known as senile keratosis, senile hyperkeratosis, keratoma senile and keratosis senilis.

Abbreviations

5-FU

5-fluorouracil

AK

Actinic keratoses

ALA

5-aminolevulinic acid

CIN or SIN

Squamous intraepithelial neoplasia

CO2

Carbon dioxide

CPG

Computer pattern generator

DFS

Diclofenac sodium

HD-OCT

High-definition optical coherence tomography

IMG

Ingenol mebutate gel

IMIQ

Imiquimod

KIN

Keratinocytic intraepithelial neoplasia

LED

Light-emitting diodes

MAL

Methyl ester 5-aminolevulinic acid

PDT

Photodynamic therapy

PpIX

Photosensitiser protoporphyrin IX

RTCs

Randomised controlled trials

SCC

Squamous-cell carcinoma

UVR

Ultraviolet radiation

SORT

Strength of recommendation taxonomy

SPF

Sun protection factor

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical-Surgical Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, School of MedicineUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain

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