Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Actinic Keratosis

  • Manfred Schwab
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_45-2

Definition

Scaly, erythematous patches found on the skin in sun-exposed areas. Radiation induced keratosis (hornification) of the skin. It represents a precancerous lesion also known as solar keratosis or senile keratosis. May undergo malignant progression to form squamous cell carcinoma.

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Keywords

Cell Carcinoma Cancer Research Squamous Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Photodynamic Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany